Scandal on Plum Island: a Zoom presentation by Marian Lindberg, Thursday, April 8 at 7pm
Marian Lindberg, a lawyer, land protection specialist and former investigative journalist, will discuss the story of Major Benjamin Koehler, an Army commander who was tried for allegedly groping male subordinates at Fort Terry in 1914. These claims triggered one of the first high-profile trials against a high-level military officer. Koehler struggled to prove that the accusers were lying in a trial rife with ill-informed ideas about how a “homo-sexualist” would behave. Marian will also discuss the twelve-year effort to preserve Plum Island.
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