Ford’s 150: Remembering the Lincoln Assassination

I watched the April 14 presentation, one of the greatest live-streamed events I have seen online. There was a moment of silence and the President’s balcony went dark at about 10:20, to end the event inside the theater.

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April 14, 2015 candlelight vigil on Tenth Street. Photo by Gary Erskine. April 14, 2015 candlelight vigil on Tenth Street. Photo by Gary Erskine.

On April 14 and 15, 2015, the streets of Washington, D.C., were filled with thousands of people paying tribute to Abraham Lincoln and his legacy. Students, historians, Lincoln enthusiasts and media from across America and the globe joined us for 36 hours of continuous programming on the Ford’s campus.

On the evening of April 14, 2015, we streamed a special commemorative performance, Now He Belongs to the Ages, live from Ford’s Theatre with appearances by musicians, Civil Rights leaders, notable authors and more. Afterward, 4,000 people filled Tenth Street NW for a memorable candlelight vigil in President Lincoln’s honor. The morning of April 15, thousands joined us in front of the Petersen House to help us mark the time of Lincoln’s death with a wreath-laying ceremony, and bells tolled across the city.

We at Ford’s are honored by…

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