Dillinger on Trial: A Living History Event

Jeremy Meier interprets the notorious and charismatic bank robber who famously claimed, “These few dollars you lose here today are going to buy you stories to tell your children and great-grandchildren. This could be one of the big moments in your life; don’t make it your last!”

Jeremy Meier, Associate Professor of Theater, Owens Community College

Tues. April 21 @ 7.30 pm, Wilks Conference Center

John Dillinger faced the media several times during his February 1934 incarceration. His later jailbreak from Crown Point, Indiana thrust Americans into a frenzy of speculation about his whereabouts, plans and thoughts. What if John Dillinger had an opportunity to face the public, this time as a free man? What would people have asked him? And what might Dillinger have said?

  • Free public event
  • Reception to follow

Dillinger’s Wild Ride

Elliott J. Gorn

Joseph A. Gagliano Chair in American Urban History, Loyola University Chicago

Thursday April 9, 7.30 pm, Wilks Conference Center, Miami University Hamilton

Minolta DSCBetween the summers of 1933 and 1934 John Dillinger became one of the most famous men in America. He did it by robbing banks and breaking out of prisons, until finally federal agents gunned him down on the streets of Chicago. We’ll explore why Dillinger captured America’s imagination back then, and why he still haunts us today.

  • Free public event
  • Reception to follow