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Lincoln and Booth: One Mad Act and Its Expiation

In relating the story of President Lincoln's assassination and John Wilkes Booth's escape, flight, and death, Dr. Terry Alford will introduce fresh details and insights about the most consequential murder of the 19th century. Did Lincoln know Booth, and what did he think of him? Did Booth regret his actions? Did a budding romance between a Virginia couple accidentally lead to Booth's own death?

Dr. Alford is a Professor at Northern Virginia Community College and a nationally-recognized authority on John Wilkes Booth. He has been a historical consultant on a number of films—most recently "Lincoln," starring Daniel Day-Lewis.

Event begins at 6:00PM

Presented by: Torpedo Factory Artists' Association and the Alexandria Archaeological Commission

Featured Artist(s): Dr. Terry Alford

Categories: History, Free, Discussion

Event Venue

Morrison House

116 S. Alfred St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Tuesday, March 5, 2013

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