ALL - Patty Hearst Retrospectives

  Dates & times
  • Tue, 04/02/2024 - 10:00am
  Age Groups Adult Lifelong Learning


ALL - Adult Lifelong Learning

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Fall 2023 ALL

Patty Hearst Retrospectives
Tuesday, April 2 at 10:00 am  

Fifty years ago, the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA), a tiny group of urban radicals committed to violent revolution, kidnapped Patty Hearst, a young heiress who was living quietly in Berkeley, California with her fiancée. Two months later, “Tania” announced that she had joined the SLA and brandished an assault rifle in an armed bank robbery. Was she a willing accomplice or a brainwashed victim? What does the public reaction to her controversial saga and subsequent trial suggest about U.S. politics and culture in the 1970s? In this multimedia presentation, Michael Flamm will explore these questions and more.

This 2hr course is led by:
Michael Flamm is a scholar of modern American political history and professor at Ohio Wesleyan University where he teaches a broad range of courses in U.S. history from 1877 to the present. At Ohio Wesleyan, he has received the Welch Award for Scholarly Achievement and three teaching prizes, including the university's highest honor, the Bishop Herbert Welch Meritorious Teaching Award. Professor Flamm is the author or co-author of five books and numerous articles and reviews. He is a proud Minnesotan and likes to read contemporary, classic, and historical fiction as well as mystery novels.

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