Dr. Terry Alford will present “Lincoln and Booth: One Mad Act and Its Expiation” as part of a salon-style series celebrating culture through arts, literature, and history discussions. In relating the story of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination and John Wilkes Booth’s escape, flight, and death, Alford will introduce fresh details and insights about the most consequential murder of the 19th century.
WHEN: Tuesday, March 5 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Morrison House, 116 South Alfred Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314
INFO: Morrison House: www.morrisonhouse.com/ Phone: 703-838-8000
Torpedo Factory Art Center Website: www.torpedofactory.org
ADMISSION: Free admission (Food and drink available for purchase)
Alford is a professor of history at NOVA. He holds a doctorate in history from Mississippi State University and did post-doctoral work in family history at the University of California at Davis. He received the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia’s Outstanding Faculty Award in 2010. He is also the founding board member of the Abraham Lincoln Institute of Washington, D.C., and a nationally recognized authority on John Wilkes Booth, having published “Fortune’s Fool: The Biography of John Wilkes Booth” (Oxford University Press) in 2011. Alford has also been a historical consultant on several films and documentaries including, “Lincoln,” starring Daniel Day-Lewis. His other appearances include 20/20, ABC News, the History Channel, the Discovery Network, and PBS. The National Endowment for the Humanities has provided four grants to support his research.