Annual Surratt Society Virtual
Meeting & Conference 2023
Mark your Calendars!
Date: April 22, 2023
Time: 2-4 p.m. EDT
The Surratt Society's annual virtual meeting & conference is back for it's 3rd year! Learn the latest Society happenings, participate in the election of the Society's Executive Committee, and enjoy our fascinating presenters!
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Presenter: Kate Clifford Larson
Topic: Civil War Memory and the Reimagining of Mary Surratt.
Kate Larson, author of "The Assassin’s Accomplice: Mary Surratt and the Plot to Kill Abraham Lincoln," will speak on “Civil War Memory and the Reimagining of Mary Surratt.”
Dr. Kate Clifford Larson is the Writer-in-Residence at Furman University and a New
York Times Best-Selling Author. Her latest release, Walk with Me: A Biography of Fannie Lou
Hamer (Oxford, 2021), was named one of the Best Biographies of 2021 by Kirkus. She is also the
author of Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, Portrait of an American Hero (2004);
Harriet Tubman: A Reference Guide to Her Life and Works (2022); and Rosemary: The Hidden
Kennedy Daughter (2015). She is best known to members of the Surratt Society for her 2008
book, The Assassin’s Accomplice: Mary Surratt and the Plot to Kill Abraham Lincoln. She has
served as the Consulting Historian for many film, print, and exhibit projects, including Harriet
Tubman Underground Railroad State and National Park and Harriet Tubman Underground
Railroad Byway and All-American Road, Eastern Shore, Maryland; and Harriet Tubman Home
and National Park, Auburn, New York.
Presenter: Julian Sher
Topic: The North Star--Canada and the Civil War Plots Against Lincoln
Julian Sher will speak on his book, "The North Star—Canada and the Civil War Plots Against Lincoln," which will be released on April 25th. It has been praised by assassination historians, including Ed Steers and Dave Taylor. Sher’s latest book looks at how the Confederacy utilized Canada to their advantage, as well as at the lives of several Canadians who played instrumental roles in the war and in the pursuit of John Wilkes Booth.
JULIAN SHER is an award-winning journalist and the author of six widely-acclaimed books,
including White Hoods: Canada’s Ku Klux Klan and “Until You Are Dead”: Steven Truscott’s
Long Ride into History. As an investigative reporter, he worked for The Toronto Star and The
Globe and Mail. He was the Senior Producer of CBC’s The Fifth Estate, Canada’s premier
investigative TV program for five years. He has directed and written major documentaries,
covering wars and intrigue across the globe. His documentary Nuclear Jihad, produced for The
New York Times and CBC, won the broadcast equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize. His latest film,
Ghosts of Afghanistan, won three top Canadian Screen Awards, including Best Documentary. He
is also active in protecting media freedoms, as a Senior Fellow at Toronto Metropolitan
University’s Centre for Free Expression and working with Journalists for Human Rights