April 6 History Lecture to Examine Lincoln Assassination

An April 6 lecture at Rogers State University will examine a key moment in the Civil War through a cultural lens not often considered.

Dr. Harvey Blumenthal, a retired Tulsa physician and long-time student of the Civil War, will present “The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln from a Jewish Perspective” during his talk at 5:30 p.m., Monday, April 6 in the Baird Hall Performance Studio on the RSU Claremore campus. The talk is free and open to the public.

Blumenthal formerly served as vice-head of neurology at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Tulsa from 1974 until his retirement last year. He came to Tulsa in 1972 after serving two years active duty during the Vietnam War as a Navy doctor at US Naval Hospital in Great Lakes, Illinois. In 1994, he was one of the first two Tulsa physicians to be listed in a respected book, “Best Doctors in America.”

Blumenthal has long been interested in the Civil War and has written several articles about the conflict.

Support for this event is being provided by the RSU Foundation. For more information, call (918) 343-7773.