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Online Lecture: Criminal Justice in L.A., 1855 — The Cases of Alvitre & Brown

Join us at 2:00 p.m. (ET) on Thursday, June 22 for a one-hour lecture and Q&A to learn about a notorious case of vigilantes and mob violence in 1850s Los Angeles.
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Online Program

Online Lecture: Criminal Justice in L.A., 1855 — The Cases of Alvitre & Brown

Join us at 2:00 p.m. (ET) on Thursday, June 22 for a one-hour lecture and Q&A to learn about a notorious case of vigilantes and mob violence in 1850s Los Angeles.
Length
1 hour
Starts at
25
Program No. 24313 RJ
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In 1850s Los Angeles, a race war seemed likely to some residents as crime ran rampant and racial tensions were high. After Felipe Alvitre and David Brown were convicted for murder, frustrated citizens expected justice by hanging. When Brown, however, received a stay of execution amid concerns that the trials were prejudiced by media coverage, a vigilante mob took the law into its own bloodied hands.

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Your online lecture will take place live over the course of 1-2 hours. All times are listed in the EASTERN time zone. If you live in a different time zone, please adjust your schedule accordingly. This live online experience uses Zoom Webinar, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. You will receive a confirmation email when you enroll and a reminder email one week, one day, as well as the morning of the event with a link and instructions on how to tune in. You will not be pictured on screen during the lecture, but you will have the opportunity to ask questions to the instructor live using the Q&A box. Unless otherwise noted in the lecture description, all those who enroll in this program can attend the live event and will also receive a recording of the lecture that you can watch any time within two weeks following the live event.
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Paul Spitzzeri
A California historian and author of numerous works on such topics as railroad development and regulation, overland emigration, and criminal justice, Paul R. Spitzzeri received his bachelor’s and master’s in history from California State University, Fullerton. He is Museum Director of the Workman and Temple Family Homestead Museum near Los Angeles and an Award of Merit recipient from the American Association for State and Local History for his biography of the Workman and Temple families.

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A California historian and author of numerous works on such topics as railroad development and regulation, overland emigration, and criminal justice, Paul R. Spitzzeri received his bachelor’s and master’s in history from California State University, Fullerton. He is Museum Director of the Workman and Temple Family Homestead Museum near Los Angeles and an Award of Merit recipient from the American Association for State and Local History for his biography of the Workman and Temple families.





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Important registration tip:
If you want to attend the live lecture, please do not wait until the last minute to enroll.
If you enroll after a lecture is complete, we’ll send you a recording of the event.