Volume 2, Number 2    Issued May 2009 

Free Program and Exhibit -- Bonnie and Clyde: Famous Texas Outlaws

Who were Bonnie and Clyde? What were their lives like? And why are they still important?

John Neal Phillips, renowned Bonnie and Clyde expert and critically acclaimed author of "Running With Bonnie & Clyde: The Ten Fast Years of Ralph Fults" will speak on the lives of the infamous West Dallas gangsters. His vast expertise is drawn from 30 years of interviews with victims, family members, eyewitnesses, and gang associates.

When: Saturday, May 16th; 1 - 3 pm
Where: Dallas Public Library - 7th Floor O'Hara Room
             1515 Young Street, Dallas, TX 75201

Call or email for more information: 214.670.1435 | texas@dallaslibrary.org

More about Bonnie and Clyde

On the morning of May 23, 1934 -- seventy-five years ago -- famous outlaws Bonnie and Clyde met a gruesome death outside of Gibsland, Louisiana. The ambush that ended their two-year, three-month run from the law cemented their iconic image in the minds of the American public while obscuring the reality of their tragic lives.

The true story reveals two people desperate to be relevant and important despite humble origins and a bleak outlook for the future. Both moved with their families to West Dallas at a young age; both felt upward mobility and a chance for a better life out of reach. During their career, the loyalty of criminal partners, of which there were many, was never counted on. Their love for family and each other, and efforts to elude law enforcement were always constant. Explore their remarkable story through historic photos and artifacts in the exhibition "Bonnie and Clyde: Famous Texas Outlaws," located in the reading room of the Texas/Dallas History Division of the Dallas Public Library now through the end of June.