The Death of Bonnie and Clyde
Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were known mostly for the bank robberies they committed during Depression-era America. However, most of… read more
Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were known mostly for the bank robberies they committed during Depression-era America. However, most of their robberies were of small stores and rural gas stations. On May 23, 1934, they were ambushed and killed by Louisiana law enforcement officers outside Gibson, Louisiana. Cheryl White talked about their criminal careers and their connections to Louisiana, and the public interest in crime at that time. She was interviewed on a street in Shreveport near where Clyde Barrow was seen, which led to his death. A film clip was shown of the death site.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Shreveport, Louisiana, on February 6-9 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- Cheryl H. White Assistant Professor Louisiana State University in Shreveport->Department of History and Social Sciences
1873 Shreveport Yellow Fever Epidemic
Historian Gary Joiner gave a tour of the Oakland Cemetery and talked about how the 1873 yellow fever epidemic affected…
Gangster History in St. Paul, Minnesota
Paul Maccabee, author of John Dillinger Slept Here: A Crooks Tour of Crime and Corruption in St. Paul, 1920-1936,…
Booker T. Washington in Shreveport
Booker T. Washington spoke to Shreveport, Louisiana, residents about racial reconciliation in 1911 and a second time in…
Early American Autograph Collection
Curator Nita Cole gave a tour of the “Autographing History” exhibit at the Louisiana State Exhibit…