The following pages have been created as a digital companion for the biography of Street Poison: The Biography of Iceberg Slim. Here you will find photos, newspaper articles, census information, and records that were used to reconstruct the life of Robert Beck. The pages include information about the people who shaped his life, the prisons where he was incarcerated, and his life as a writer.
People in Beck’s Life:
- Mary Brown (Beck’s mother)
- Robert Moppins Sr. (Beck’s dad)
- Henry Upshaw (Beck’s stepfather)
- Albert Baby Bell (Beck’s pimp mentor)
- Mattie Maupins (Beck’s first wife and crime partner)
Stages in Beck’s Life: