Harlem Peace Treaty | Gangs Who Attended
New York - Harlem Peace Treaty 1972
There was a Peace Treaty coalition formed in 1972 between the majors gangs of Harlem. The meeting among the gangs was held at the Chuck Center in East Harlem. The gang grapevine spoke of a coalition of Bronx and Harlem gangs forming to massacre the troublesome Harlem Turks, but thanks to the Harlem peace treaty this action was halted. Channel 7 New York, did a feature story on the Harlem Peace Treaty and it is on video - somewhere. Gangs invited and attending the Peace Treaty Meeting:
- PRISON BROTHERS
- SLUM LORDS
- SACRED LORDS
- EBONY KINGS
- YOUNG SAIGONS
- BLACK COUNTS
- THIRD WORLD
- GRANT BROTHERS
- HARLEM SPADES
- HARLEM SKULLS
Originally we were called the King Falcons[1969-1971] and more of a club than a "gang".We played basketball and football.Wasn't on the N.Y.C. street gang radar.But real streetgangs invaded our housing project chasing us inside our apartments or beating us down. We then switch our name to the Harlem Turks and began fighting back.We became quite infamous street gang rumblers.Chose the name Turks after the great Ottoman Turk Empire.
The president of the Harlem Turk was originally Broadway Joe. Broadway Joe then flipped the Hill Boys chapter or the Harlem Turks into his own gang, no longer being park of the Turks. And he then became arch rival of the Harlem Turks months prior to the Peace Treaty.
Harlem Turks Turf
At its peak, the Harlem turks had three male and one female divisions, approximately thirty five members. It decreased to two divisions and one chapter, and finally to just one division with only a half dozen guys. The female division was called the Turkettes. They claimed 125th street between old Broadway and St. Nicole’s Avenue as their main turf/territory in Harlem. The Harlem Turks disbanded in around 1974.
The third world was more politically orientated than street out laws,although flew colors once and a while. They were responsible for brokering the Harlem Peace Treaty.
Blondy was the president of the Black Counts.
Oddjob was the president of the Young Saigons.
Juggy was the president of the Prison Brothers.
They were a Spanish gang. The Sacred Lord's video!
They were in attendance, and were a Spanish gang.
Most of the Harlem gangs stopped wearing colors and went underground. Wearing colors died out! By 1975 youth quit gangs in droves. They started was selling drugs trading their sleeveless dungaree jackets for fashionable clothes bought from the most expensive stores on 125st.
Hoe Avenue Boys & Girls Club in Crotona Park
After the death of "Black Benjy," member of the Ghetto Brothers who turned community organizer, a Peace Treaty meeting among the South Bronx gangs was organized. The gangs in attence were: Black Spades, Ghetto Brothers, Savage Skulls, Turbans, and the Seven Immortals. This Peace Treaty among South Bronx gangs lasted until the crack cocaine wars eruped during the early 1980s.
Gangs that Attended the Hoe Avenue Peace Treaty
1) BACHELOR'S. 2) BLACK CATS INC. 3) BLACK IVORY. 4) BLACK PEARLS. 5) BLACK SPADES. 6) BLUE IMPERIALS. 7) BORN TO RAISE HELL. 8) BROTHERS & SISTERS. 9) DESERTERS. 10) DIRTY DOZEN R.T 11) DOMINICAN LIONS. 12) EVIL SERPENTS. 13) FLAMING LORDS. 14) FOX ST.ASSOCIATION. 15) GHETTO BROTHERS ORGANIZATION. 16) IMMORTALS NEW YORK. 17) JAVELINS. 18) LATIN ACES. 19) LATIN KINGS. 20) LIBERATED PANTHERS. 21) MAC.7 ROUNDS. 22) MAJESTIC WARLOCKS TRIBE. 23) MONGOLS. 24) PEACEMAKERS 1ST D.V, 2ND D.V 25) P.O.W.E.R 26. RENEGADES. 27. ROMAN KINGS. 28) ROYAL SWORDS. 29) SAVAGE NOMADS. 30) SAVAGE SKULLS. 31) SEVEN IMMORTALS. 32) SHADES OF BLACK. 33) SLICS. 34) SPANISH DAGGERS. 35) SPANISH SKULLS. 36) TURBANS 1ST D.V, 4TH D.V, 5TH D.V 37) UNITED LORDS. 38) YOUNG SAIGONS. 39) YOUNG SINNERS.