Elizabeth Leonard, Colby’s John J. and Cornelia V. Gibson Professor of History, is an invited speaker at two conferences associated with the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War. She will speak about the Lincoln assassination and its legacy for the nation’s history at both the Pejepscot Historical Society’s “Legacies of the Civil War” conference April 11 in Brunswick, Maine, and the Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission’s 2015 Signature Conference, “Causes Won and Lost: The End of the Civil War,” April 18 in Charlottesville, Va.

Leonard will also deliver a lecture, “The Lincoln Assassination and Its Implications for Reconstruction,” at Colby’s Phi Beta Kappa initiation ceremony on April 13.