UGA Public History intern Ian Robbins was an Education Intern at Ford’s Theatre during summer 2018. His article, "Changing Perceptions: Teaching Lincoln and Recontructruction" was recently published on the Ford's Theatre blog.
"During my summer internship at Ford’s Theatre, I have participated in some preliminary interpretive planning meetings. This has changed my mind about how I think of and talk about the end of the Civil War. As I saw in my own classes, it is not uncommon to hear of Lincoln’s assassination as the ultimate conclusion to the Civil War. But during our meetings at Ford's, we’ve discussed reframing the Lincoln assassination as the beginning of Reconstruction, a time in which the Northern states tried to reintegrate the Southern states back into a new United States, rebuilt on the ashes of the old. He plans on teaching history after graduating from college."
Read the full article on the Ford's Theatre Blog.