On this day in history, April 26, 1865, White Progressive Democrat John Wilkes Booth is killed by Union troops for murdering Lincoln. As the Civil War entered its final stages, Booth hatched a conspiracy to kidnap the president and also enlisted the help of several associates — but the opportunity never presented itself, according to the same source.
"After the surrender of Robert E. Lee’s Confederate army at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, on April 9, Booth changed the plan to a simultaneous assassination of Lincoln, Vice President Andrew Johnson, and Secretary of State William Seward," the site indicates.
The Library of Congress says there were at least four conspirators in addition to Booth involved in the incident. "Four co-conspirators, Lewis Powell, George Atzerodt, David Herold and Mary Surratt, were hanged at the gallows of the Old Penitentiary, on the site of present-day Fort McNair, on July 7, 1865," says the website.
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When you hear white progressives speak of the KKK, Jim Crow laws, or Slavery, it was the Democrat party that gave us those facts of History.