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Flight to Power Dream Book Pub.

by FuFuttams Religious Shop


Fast becoming the most popular religious store in this area Fu Futtams Religious
Store located at 301 West 149th Street in NYC, carries a complete line of oils, incense,
candles and religious goods to satisfy the most discriminating.
Owned by Miss Dorothy Hamid, this leading store features Egyptian Sweet Air
Incense, All Purpose Luxor Baths, which is adopted from a formula used by Cleopatra in
her bath in the old Roman days, Lotus Flowers, all purpose drawing oils, Lotus
Perfumes, floor wash and 10 different colors of incense.
Two of Miss Hamids outstanding publications are Fu Futtams New Dream
Book, introducing The Twin Ray, universally known with and startling facts, widely
used as a formula for solving problems.
Her latest book is entitled "Flight to Power" which contains ancient and modern
psychology information for a high, rich, healthy and happy life.
Fu Futtams articles and Miss Hamids books are obtainable and for sale at
religious, drug, stationery, grocery and newsstands or can be purchased at her store or
ordered direct by mail plus postage.
Miss Hamid will gladly send anyone who may desire a price lint of the various
items she carries.
From the New York Age, Saturday April 8, 1950 page 10

Bishop Hamid Weds Legally After All the Shooting Dies


Mme. Fu Futtam, Numbers Expert, His BrideHer Predecessor in Jail
WASHINGTON. April 21 (UP).Bishop Sufi Abdul Hamid, Harlem's latest rival to Father Divine, and Madame Fu
Futtam, spiritualist and author of popular treatises on methods of winning at the
numbers game, were married on April 15, it was learned today.
The bishop, whose real name is Eugene Brown, was legally married this time, at
the County Clerk's office.
In August, 19S6, he "married" Madame Stephanie St Clair, the policy queen, by
contract, but as New York State does not recognize such agreements, he had no
"difficulty taking Madame Fu Futtam (nee Dorothy Matthews) as wife No. 2.
The true love of Bishop Hamid and Madame Fu Futtam did not run at all smooth,
for last January 18 Madame St Clair, a formidable woman who openly defied Dutch
Schultz when he tried to take over the policy racket, learned about it and reacted by
shooting Bishop Hamid.
That incident painful as it was to Bishop Hamid, removed the only obstacle to his
marriage to Madame Fu Futtam, for on March 14 Madame St. Clair was sent away for
two to ten years for assault.
Madame Fu Futtam in the marriage license gave her age as thirty-two and her
address as 20 West 129th Street. She said she was a publisher, which indeed she is, for
her little green books on the more esoteric aspects of the policy game are widely
circulated and esteemed in Harlem.
Her latest work bears the title Daily Names: Vibrating Hunch Number
Calculations, Compiled by Madama Fu Futtam.
Bishop Hamid recently opened the Universal Holy Temple, of Tranquility at 103
Morningside Avenue.
NEW YORK POST, THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 1938: page 11.

Archival and Unpublished Materials


Lee Moon, Henry. Policy Queen. 1933. MS. Schomburg Library, New York.
Microform. Federal Writers Project
NAACP, Walter. Letter to Arthur B. Spingarn. 3 Nov. 1934. August Meiers Papers.
Box 17. Folder 93. Schomburg Library. Telegram Copies.
Nugent, Richard Bruce. Sufi (Sufi Abdul Hamid) (The Black Hitler of Harlem)
Federal Writers Project. 1939. Microform. Schomburg Library
Spingarn, Arthur B., letter to Walter NAACP, 16 Nov. 1934. August Meiers
Papers. Box 17. Folder 93. Schomburg Library. Telegram Copies.
West, Dorothy. Portrait of Sufi. Federal Writers Project 1938: Microform.
Schomburg Library
Young, Wilbur. Activities of Bishop Amiru Al-Mu-Minin Sufi A. Hamid. Federal
Writers Project 1936: Microform. Schomburg Library
Data
Dade, Clarence: Year: 1940; Census Place: New York, New York, ; Roll:
T627_2665; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 31-1721.
Dench, Eustace: 1940; Census Place: New York, New York, New York; Roll:
T627_2668; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 31-1817.
Elliot, Diana B., Kristy Krivickas, Matthew W. Brault, and Rose M. Kreider.
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UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
Roach, Nettie: Year: 1930; Census Place: Manhattan, New York, New York; Roll:
1576; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 0999; Image: 652.0; FHL microfilm: 2341311.
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Photographs
Allison, Jack. New York Street Scene, Seventh Avenue at West 125th. 1938.
Shorpy Archive, New York. Shorpy.com. Photo. 27 May 2014.

Bessie Smith and Captain Edison C McVey:


Bettman, Stephanie St. Clair Hamid in Custody 1938, CorbisImages, New York,
CorbisImages.com; April 1, 20014
Historical Images: Sufi Abdul Hamid n.d.
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Photo. 24 May 2014.
Silk, George, Harlems Madame Fu Futtam, running a superstitious store. Time
and Life Pictures, May 1, 1940, Getty Images
Sufi Abdul Hamid Gets Ten Days in Workhouse, JTA, January 21, 1935
SUFI AND STEPHANIE, Afro-American (1893-1988); Aug 6, 1938; ProQuest
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SUFI HELD SPOT AT WIFES TRIAL, The New York Amsterdam News (19221938); Mar 19, 1938; ProQuest Historical Newspapers: New York Amsterdam News
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Sufi Jailed on Attack Account, The Afro-American, October 24, 1936, Google
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Sufi-St. Clair 99-Yr.Marriage by Contract, Off: Ex-Numbers Queen Declares they
Have Been Apart 4 Week, Afro-American (1893-1988); Dec 4, 1937; ProQuest Historical
Newspapers: The Baltimore Afro-American (1893-1988)
SUFI WOOED ST. CLAIR IN DARKENED ROOM: ARDENT LOVER
CHANGED OVER The New York Amsterdam News (1922-1938); Jan 29, 1938;
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993), Historical
Newspapers: New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993), pg. 15

WAS IT CURSE OF FATHER DIVINE OR DID MADAM ST. CLAIR KILL SUFI?:
Matthews, Ralph, Afro-American (1893-1988); Aug 6, 1938;
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Baltimore Afro-American (1893-1988)
Newspaper Articles:

2 More Police Held in Shakedown Plots, New York Times, Aug 28, 1938,
FreeRepublic, p. 1

$6,000 BAIL FOR MME. ST. CLAIR: MME. ST. CLAIR JUST WANTED The
New York Amsterdam News (1922-1938); Jan 22, 1938; ProQuest Historical
Newspapers: New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993) pg. 1
Baynard Whitney, L. Paroled Numbers Queen Demands $25,000 Damages.
The Inter-State Tattler [New York] 10 Dec. 1931: 2. Print.
Clerk Copies Indictments for Amen, Brooklyn Eagle, October 22, 1938, Fulton
History, pg. 3
Crash Fatal to Harlem Hitler Evansville Argus, August 6, 1938: David L Rice
Library: University of Southern Indiana
Didnt Want To Kill Him, The New York Amsterdam News (1922-1938); Jan 22,
1938; ProQuest Historical Newspapers: New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993)
Dottings of a Paragrapher, Ray, Ebenezer,The New York Age; February 5, 1938;
Fulton History pg. 6
Minimum Term Now Up for Mme. St. Clair, Afro-American (1893-1988); May 25,
1940; ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Baltimore Afro-American (1893-1988)
Harlem Ex-Hitler Seeking Jewish Members for Cult, New York Evening Post,
August 31, 1937. Fulton History
he done her wrong: Stephanie Puts Finger On Sufi, Cooke, Marvel; New York
Amsterdam News (1938-1941); Oct 28, 1939; ProQuest Historical Newspapers: New
York Amsterdam News (1922-1993), pg. 15
Heres that $10,000 Contract for 99 Years: The Afro-American, Dec 4, 1937;
Google Historical Archives: The Afro-American
Identify slayer of policy banker; New York Amsterdam News; Mar 15, 1933.
Proquest Online Archive. Pg 1.
Marriage Not Off, Says Mme. Hamid, Afro-American (1893-1988); Dec 18, 1937;
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Baltimore Afro-American (1893-1988)
Minimum Term Now Up for Mme. St. Clair, Afro-American (1893-1988); May 25,
1940; ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Baltimore Afro-American (1893-1988)
Mme St Clair asks $25,000 from the New York Tattler for Libel, The New York
Age, December 12, 1931; Fulton History, pg. 5
MME. ST. CLAIR GETS TEN YEARS: Has Bad Temper, and Lived by Wits; The
New York Amsterdam News (1922-1938); Mar 26, 1938; ProQuest Historical
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MME. ST. CLAIR GUILTY: Jail Term For Digit Queen Convicted, The Chicago
Defender (National edition) (1921-1967); Mar 19, 1938; ProQuest Historical
Newspapers: Chicago Defender (1910-1975), pg. 1
MME. SUFI UP FOR SENTENCE: Black Hitlers Frau Punished, Cooke, Marvel,
The New York Amsterdam News (1922-1938); Mar 19, 1938; ProQuest Historical
Newspapers: New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993) pg. 1
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Policy Ex-Queen Sentenced: New York Herald Tribune (1926-1962); Mar 22,

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: New York Tribune / Herald Tribune (18411962), pg. 27
Should a Man Confide in His Fiancee And Tell Everything?: Can a Woman .
Adams, Julius J, The New York Amsterdam News (1922-1938); Aug 13, 1938; ProQuest
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Literature and Memoirs:
Boyd, Herb, and Katherine Butler Jones. 409 Edgecombe, Baseball and Madame
St. Clair. The Harlem Reader: A Celebration of New Yorks Most Famous
Neighborhood, from the Renaissance Years to the Twenty-first Century. New York:
Three Rivers, 2003. 132-39. Print.
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Marseilles. Harlem Godfather: The Rap on My Husband, Ellsworth Bumpy Johnson.
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Pisano, Dominick. The Airplane in American Culture. Ann Arbor: University of


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Fu Futtams Books (1905-1985)


Madame Fu Futtams magical, spiritual dream book; interpretations of dreams,
fortune telling, horoscopes and things everyone should know 1937.
Hermon Pete dream book ... / compiled thru the art of numerology by Mme. Fu
Futtam. c1937 -Sho-Pop, a dream book ... / compiled thru the art of numerology by Mme. Fu
Futtam. c1937
Mirror-guide / compiled thru the art of numerology by Mme. Fu Futtam. 1936?
The 5 & 7 race magical, spiritual dream book, by Madame Fu Futtam, 11Apr33.