Murder at Harvard
March 17, 2011
A talk and screening Join us in Story Chapel for a special screening of the PBS American Experience documentary "Murder at Harvard." In the fall of 1849 the body of Dr. George Parkman, one of Boston’s richest citizens, was discovered at the Harvard Medical School. Parkman’s remains were laid to rest at Mount Auburn. The following March, Harvard chemistry professor John Webster was put on trial for Parkman's murder in what would become one of the country's most notorious trials. The documentary follows noted historian Simon Schama as he tries to uncover the “truth” behind the case. Melissa Banta and Eric Stange, co-writers and co-producers of "Murder at Harvard," will join us for questions and answers following a screening of the documentary. A reception will immediately follow the program.