An exterior view of historic Ford’s Theatre, a three-story brick building with five arched windows on the second and third floor. The bottom floor is white and has five arched entryways.
Photo © Maxwell MacKenzie.

The Stages of Lincoln’s Legacy

Thursday, February 29, 2024

11 a.m. and 2 p.m. ET
Free | Recommended for Grades 5 +

President Lincoln’s assassination in 1865 may have been the end of his life, but it was the beginning of his legacy. From the Civil War to Civil Rights to today, Ford’s Theatre and the Lincoln Memorial have served as stages from which we remember President Lincoln and the reflect on things that mattered to him and still matter to us today: unity, creativity and the right to rise.

This program is presented as part of the Presidential Primary Sources Project.