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FBI History: Early Gangster Era

  • Aarondale Community 6929 Matthew Place Springfield, VA, 22151 United States (map)

Was the fingerprint division of the DOJ originally managed by prisoners at Leavenworth? Did Machine Gun Kelly really nickname FBI Agents "G-Men"? What happened at the Kansas City Massacre… and the St. Valentine's Day Massacre? Dillinger, Baby-Face Nelson, Bonnie & Clyde, and the Barker gang were famous outlaws in the "Gangster Era"; how were they captured or killed? What were the radio programs about the FBI? To conclude his presentation, French will play excerpts from FBI radio shows of the forties and fifties.

Earlier Event: October 10
Navigating the News
Later Event: October 13
TED Talk Facilitated Discussion