Sunday, February 10, 2019

What Goes Around Comes Around: American Interpret the Lincoln Assassination


What Goes Around Comes Around: American Interpret the Lincoln Assassination
Sunday, February 17 at 1pm
Memorial Building, 162 Howard Street, West Bridgewater, MA


There are many theories as to why John Wilkes Booth shot Abraham Lincoln. Was he an insane actor, a dedicated Southern patriot backed by the Confederate government, a front man for Lincoln's northern enemies the Radical Republicans, or was the murder a simpler conspiracy? This program will examine some of the major theories surrounding the Lincoln assassination, revealing the circular motion involved as once discredited arguments slip in and out of favor.

Presented by Dr. Thomas R. Turner, Professor Emeritus at Bridgewater State University. Dr. Turner taught for 39 years in the History Department at the university, and is the author of "Beware the People Weeping: Public Opinion and the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln" and "The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln." He also worked as a historian for the assassination movie "The Conspirator," directed by Robert Redford and starring James McEvoy and Robin Wright. From 2011 to 2015, he was the Vice-Chair of the Massachusetts Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission.

PUBLIC WELCOME. FREE EVENT. DONATIONS GRACIOUSLY ACCEPTED. IN CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER, EVENT WILL BE HELD ON FEB. 24TH AT 1PM.

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