University Constitution Day Lecture

The Program in American Studies presents the University’s annual Constitution Day lecture, commemorating the September 17, 1787 signing of the United States Constitution and exploring permutations of constitutional law to the present day.

Keith E. Whittington

2020 Lecture

Keith E. Whittington traces abolitionists’ battle for free speech
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George F. Will. Photo by Victoria Will

2019 Lecture

George F. Will asks “Is Constitution Day Unconstitutional?”
Ida B. Wells-Barnett, ca. 1917-1919

2018 Lecture

Desmond Jagmohan explores “Ida B. Wells’s Anti-Lynching Campaign”