Visitors to Ford’s Theatre’s Center for Education and Leadership are greeted by a 34-foot tall tower of books on President Lincoln’s life and legacy. While many a historian has written about our 16th President, it is only on the eve of the 150th anniversary of his death that a full-length biography of his assassin is being published. Kojo learns about the man whose name most schoolchildren know – John Wilkes Booth – but know little about.


  • Terry Alford Author, "Fortune's Fool: The Life of John Wilkes Booth;" Professor of History, Northern Virginia Community College


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