The Conspirator: Mary Surratt and the Plot to Kill


Network: National Geographic Channel

In the last days of the Civil War, an epic conspiracy nearly toppled the United States government with the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.  Those responsible were brought to trial and four were hanged.  One was a woman named Mary Surratt, whose involvement in the plot has always been in question.  The documentary film, The Conspirator:  Mary Surratt and the Plot to Kill Lincoln, tells the story of how Mary became entangled with those who wanted to destroy the Union and examines whether or not she deserved to hang