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Constitution Day 2020

Constitution Day Panel

A Conversation on the Constitution that will feature prominent panelists in a riveting discussion on the Constitution & Civil Rights. This event will hopefully ensure that students, faculty, staff, and community do not forget the lessons of history in solving the problems of today.

The event is free and open to the public, but we ask you to register here for the event so our panelists can prepare for your questions. 

Zoom Link:

https://udel.zoom.us/j/96670907380

Password: HistClub20

First Panel: Constitution & Civil Rights

This panel will be a discussion on the history of Reconstruction amendments as well as how they have evolved in a variety of constitutional and legislative advances since this defining period of American History.

Moderator: Professor Dael Norwood, History Club Faculty Advisor

Panelists

  • Professor Alison Parker, History Department Chair
  • Professor John Martin, Political Science & International Relations
  • Professor Wayne Batchis, Legal Studies

Second Panel: Current State & Federal Implications

This panel will be a discussion surrounding the current issue areas of voting rights and criminal justice reform and how both the state and federal governments have addressed these vital issues in recent years.

Moderator: Professor Dael Norwood, History Club Faculty Advisor

Panelists*

  • Mike Brickner, Executive Director of ACLU-Delaware
  • Professor Theodore Davis, Political Science & International Relations
  • Professor Judith Ritter, Delaware Law School

Supporting College Offices: Departments of History, Political Science & International Relations, and Africana Studies; the Biden Institute and the Career Center.

What is Constitution Day?

 
Constitution Day is observed every year on September 17. This observance was established by federal law to commemorate the formation and the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787 by 39 men. 
Visit the official Constitution Day website to find out about the history around the day, events celebrating September 17, the men who signed the U.S. Constitution, and more!

Constitution Day 2020 Exhibit

The Constitution and the Bill of Rights