The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln scholar James L. Swanson presented a dramatic retelling of the events of April 14, 1865, when assassin John Wilkes Booth shot… read more

Lincoln scholar James L. Swanson presented a dramatic retelling of the events of April 14, 1865, when assassin John Wilkes Booth shot President Abraham Lincoln while the president was watching a performance of Our American Cousin at Ford’s Theatre. The evening event took place on the 144th anniversary of the Lincoln assassination. The Federal City Brass Band played during the event.

James Swanson is the author of Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer (Harper Perennial) and the just-published Chasing Lincoln’s Killer (Scholastic Press), an account for young readers of the events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. He also collaborated with the Newseum on the museum’s “Manhunt” exhibition, on display at that time, that featured 40 artifacts and documents from Mr. Swanson’s personal collection, many of which were being displayed publicly for the first time. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

People in this video

Hosting Organization

More information about

The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

1,067 Views
Program ID:
285248-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 14, 2009
Last Aired:
Apr 19, 2009

Airing Details

  • Apr 14, 2009 | 6:56pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 15, 2009 | 12:54am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 15, 2009 | 11:48am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 19, 2009 | 2:33pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
Purchase a DVD or Download

The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

  • DVD
    Length:
    01:05:41
    Price:
    $29.95
    Add to Cart
  • MP3 audio
    Length:
    01:05:41
    Price:
    $0.99
    Add to Cart

Clips from This Video