Mary Todd Lincoln Retrial

Chicago judges retried Mary Todd Lincoln under 2012 Illinois law and asked the audience to decide if she should have been involuntarily… read more

Chicago judges retried Mary Todd Lincoln under 2012 Illinois law and asked the audience to decide if she should have been involuntarily committed to an asylum. In 1875, ten years after she left the White House following President Lincoln’s assassination, Mary Todd Lincoln was found to be insane by a jury in Chicago. Her son, Robert Todd Lincoln, signed a petition to have her involuntarily committed to an insane asylum, and she was taken to a sanitarium in Illinois where she stayed for several months before her release.

The Illinois Supreme Court Historic Preservation Commission and the Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum hosted this event, and the video was courtesy of WTTW, Chicago. close

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Mary Todd Lincoln Retrial

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Program ID:
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Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
First Aired:
Apr 27, 2013
Last Aired:
Apr 29, 2013

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  • Apr 27, 2013 | 9:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 28, 2013 | 4:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 29, 2013 | 5:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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