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Dr. Carl R. Boyd, author of “The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln: The True Story Your Teacher Did Not Tell You,” will give a lecture on the conspiracy behind the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln as part of the 20th Anniversary Elliott-Nowell-White Science Symposium. The lecture will take place on Thursday, October 11, at 5:30 p.m. in the Jobe Hall Auditorium on the campus of Delta State University. Following the lecture, Boyd will sign copies of his book. Copies of “The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln: The True Story Your Teacher Did Not Tell You” will be available for purchase for $20 with proceeds going to the Children’s Hospital in Savannah, GA. Signed copies will also be given out as raffle prizes to Delta State students attending the lecture courtesy of Dr. Robert Elliott, founder of the symposium.
The assassination of Abraham Lincoln changed the course of American history. Every school child knows that President Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth, an actor, at Ford's Theater. But it seems no one is taught that this assassination was a true conspiracy. The initial plan of Booth and his co-conspirators was to kidnap Lincoln, but the plan was then changed to the simultaneous murder of the President, Vice President, and Secretary of State. Few people know that eight suspects were tried by the United States government, found guilty, and four of them were subsequently executed for conspiring to assassinate the President of the United States. Dr. Boyd tells the story of a nation struggling over the question of slavery, Lincoln's election, the major events of the Civil War, and the conspiracy to assassinate one of the most beloved Presidents of the United States. Much more a narrative than an historical treatise, his concise style and the incredible story, illustrated with images of the people involved, captivate readers from start to finish. Every American who reads this book will be surprised by what their teachers did not reveal about Lincoln's assassination. The book is a must read for those interested in the Civil War and for anyone who admires Abraham Lincoln.
Dr. Carl Boyd is a professor of surgery at Mercer University School of Medicine and Memorial Health University Medical Center. He teaches medical students and residents in surgery from many institutions. He is an internationally recognized lecturer who has presented and taught in 14 different countries and has published over 60 scientific articles. For 25 years, Boyd was Chief of Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care at a level one trauma center in Savannah, Georgia. He was the surgeon designated by the American College of Surgeons to care for the President and Vice President of the United States should the need arise when they travelled in south Georgia. Boyd lectures on presidential assassinations, the history of surgery as told through art, biography, and aphorism, as well as many other topics in surgical care. He has served as a reviewer on numerous editorial boards of medical journals.
The 20th Anniversary Elliott-Nowell-White Science Symposium will be held October 10-12 on the Delta State University campus and is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Division of Biological and Physical Sciences at 662.846.4240.