First Hour: As Detective McDevitt’s deputies, students will revisit sites and reexamine clues from April 14, 1865. In this interactive, theatrical program, participants will interact with historical characters portrayed by an actor, examine primary source images and hear witness statements. Time is included for questions.
Second Hour: How did people react when they learned of President Lincoln’s assassination? On April 14, 1865, the actor, Confederate sympathizer, and white supremacist John Wilkes Booth shot President Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. Lincoln died the following morning. Immediately, word of Lincoln’s death spread around the United States and eventually circled the globe. How did people react? In this activity, you’ll take a tour of the United States, exploring that question. What you’ll find may surprise you.
Bring to Class:
Online via Zoom, link will be sent via email prior to the class