American Experience

The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

Season 21 Episode 3 | 52m 13s | Video has closed captioning.

Just days after the Civil War ended, President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated at Ford's Theatre. As a fractured nation mourned, a manhunt closed in on his assassin, the twenty-six-year-old actor, John Wilkes Booth.

Aired: 06/26/09

Expired: 09/30/19

Rating: TV-PG

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