THE CONSPIRATOR spurs remembrance project in honor of Frederick Aiken.
The American Film Company's first history movie, THE CONSPIRATOR, told the story of Mary Surratt, the first woman to be executed by the United States government for her role in the Lincoln assassination, and of the valiant efforts of her attorney, Frederick Aiken, to spare her life. When James McAvoy was announced as the lead actor, a fan, Christine Christensen, decided to find out a bit more about Frederick Aiken. Her research led to the discovery that Aiken has been buried in an unmarked grave in D.C.'s Oak Hill Cemetery since his death in 1878.
A member of the Surratt Society, a volunteer affiliate of historic Surratt House Museum in Maryland, Mrs. Christensen asked the group to support a fund to place a simple headstone at Aiken's grave, and that project is now underway. If you are interested in donating to this project, tax-deductible donations may be sent to "Surratt Society," c/o Surratt House Museum, 9118 Brandywine Road, Clinton, MD 20735. Further details may be obtained here or you can contact Laurie Verge at 301-868-1121 or firstname.lastname@example.org . We also invite you to visit www.surratt.org/