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Online Lecture: A Penitentiary with a Past — The Story of Alcatraz

Program No. 24747RJ
Join us on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2023, at 2 p.m. (ET)/ 11 a.m. (PT), for a one-hour lecture and Q&A about Alcatraz, the world’s most famous prison.
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At a Glance

Join writer and filmmaker James Dalessandro for a walk through the history of Alcatraz and what this island on the West Coast was used for prior to it becoming a renowned penitentiary. Follow the timeline from lighthouse to Civil War military institution to prison for rebellious Native American tribes, then worldwide stage for the 1969 American Indian Movement. And discover how Alcatraz became the federal penal institution for the most infamous criminals as you delve into shocking new information that has emerged regarding the most sensational prison escape in U.S. history.

General Notes

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 and one day before, 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 the instructor live questions using the Q&A box. Unless otherwise noted, all those who enroll in this program receive access to the live event as well as a recording of the lecture that you can watch any time within the two weeks following the live event.

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