John Wilkes Booth shot Abraham Lincoln on Good Friday, April 14, 1865 in Ford’s Theater in Washington. But Booth had been part of a long standing conspiracy to kidnap Lincoln.
Terry Alford (Northern Virginia Community College)
, an expert on Booth, investigates who were these conspirators, their motives at the end of the war and whether they had a chance to succeed.
Maynard Adams was a major intellectual figure of the second half of the 20th century and is credited with developing a comprehensive philosophy that emphasized man’s search for meaning and value in life. Glenn Blackburn (The University of Virginia’s College at Wise)
is the author of a new book on Adams, “Maynard Adams, Southern Philosopher of Civilization.”