Virtual Literary Society w/ D.M. Testa
We are pleased to have a very special guest, author D.M. Testa reading Defending the Dillinger Gang: Jessie Levy and Bess Robbins in the Courtroom.
Indianapolis attorneys and suffragists Jessie Levy and Bess Robbins skillfully represented six of the John Dillinger gang; a number far greater than any of their male counterparts. And yet, their story of deals gone bad, wrongful convictions and success against the odds has all but vanished from history.
The recent discovery of interviews, personal correspondence, and court transcripts, a treasure trove untouched for over eighty years, takes the reader back to a time when women practicing criminal law were held in the same low regard as the clients they served.
The book is available for order through our online store.
We will provide a Zoom link to those who wish to participate — register here. After you have registered for this event, you will receive an email with details on how to join us via Zoom.