Retired college professor, Herb Kaufman, will present this spellbinding lecture on a seminal event that changed history---“The Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy”
On April 11, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln delivered a speech from the White House about the challenge of reconstructing the nation after the Civil War. In his speech, he publicly endorsed Black voting rights and sent a clear message that the way forward had to be peaceful. Among those in attendance was actor, John Wilkes Booth. Booth found Lincoln’s ideas radical and unacceptable, and upon hearing Lincoln endorse voting rights for Blacks, he declared ,“I’ll put him through.”WhileBooth had previously conspired with others to kidnap the president, after hearing Lincoln’s speech, he changed the plans to murder. At 10:20 PM, April 14, 1865, the world changed and one of the most heinous acts became an indelible part of American history.. This presentation examines many of the aspects of the plot to assassinate our 16th president.
Herb Kaufman, the presenter, earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Temple University. He is a founding member of the Civil War Institute and History Institute at Manor College. He also teaches history courses for adults at the Katz JCC in Cherry Hill.
There is a $10 charge per person for this informative lecture. To register, please make check payable to “Joe Teti” and place it in theQUEST mailbox in the clubhouse NO LATER THAN NOON, Friday, Feb. 3. All registrations will be confirmed.
Questions? (215) 493-1111