Roundtable Features Brute, Booth, April 14 at CSM

Political historian and author Michael Kauffman will discuss Southern Maryland’s role in Lincoln’s assassination at 7 p.m.

Author Michael Kauffman Discusses Lincoln Assassination, Conspiracies

The Southern Maryland Civil War Roundtable (SMCWR) will host a presentation by Michael Kauffman, political historian and author of best-seller “American Brutus: John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln Conspiracies.” The presentation will be at 7 p.m., April 14 at CSM’s Center for Business and Industry (BI), Chaney Enterprises Conference Room BI-113, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata.

A graduate of the University of Virginia, Kauffman has studied the Lincoln assassination for more than 30 years. He has taken a full-immersion approach to his research by revisiting key locations in Booth’s infamous escape route.

In addition to his best-selling book, Kauffman has written for Civil War Times, the Washington Post, American Heritage, Blue and Gray, and the Lincoln Herald. He has appeared in more than 20 documentaries, including programs on A&E, the Learning Channel, the History Channel and the National Geographic Channel.

Kauffman has served as guide for the Surratt House Museum John Wilkes Booth Escape Route Tour and has lectured throughout the U.S. In 1995, he was called to testify as an expert witness in the Booth exhumation hearings.

The SMCWR hosts monthly meetings, the second Tuesday of every month from September through May. For information, contact SMCWR President Dr. Brad Gottfried at bgottfried@csmd.edu or 301-934-7625.

For information on the SMCWR, visit http://www.somdcwrt.org/.

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SMCWR Lecture: American Brutus: John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln Conspiracies.

7 p.m., April 14. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry (BI), Chaney Enterprises Conference Room BI-113, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. The Southern Maryland Civil War Roundtable will host a presentation by Michael Kauffman, political historian and author of best-seller “American Brutus: John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln Conspiracies.” Kauffman will discuss Southern Maryland’s role in Lincoln’s assassination. Membership to the roundtable is open to all, with annual dues of $30. For information, contact Dr. Brad Gottfried, Southern Maryland Civil War Roundtable president, at bgottfried@csmd.edu or 301-934-7625.

 

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