The Lincoln Assassination and the End of the Civil War

60-minute webinar, co-sponsored by Ford's Theatre.

On April 9, 150 years ago, the Civil War ended when the Army of Northern Virginia surrendered at Appomattox. Five days later, President Abraham Lincoln was fatally shot at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. The months that followed were a tumultuous time in American history, as much of the country mourned the loss of their president, the Confederate States were reintroduced into the Union, formerly enslaved people had the challenge of adjusting to freedom, and veterans attempted to pick up their lives after years of war.

Join the Minnesota Historical Society and Ford's Theatre for a one-hour webinar as we examine the impact of the Lincoln assassination and the end of the Civil War on the American public, and in particular on Minnesotans. David McKenzie, Digital Projects Manager at Ford's Theatre, and MNHS teacher educators will provide historical content, primary source connections, and resources related to the these events and the 150th anniversary commemorations.

Watch this recorded one-hour webinar and receive one clock hour of continuing education credit.

Contact Jessica Rust to register for the recorded webinar.

Location: Online