The 14th Amendment, the National Park Service, and America’s Second Founding
- Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016 - Friday, September 30, 2016
- Time: 11:30 pm
- Location: William G. McGowan Theater, Washington, DC
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the passage of the 14th Amendment, we look at how that amendment defines U.S. citizenship, its connection to America’s “Second Founding” (the passage of the Reconstruction amendments), and the interpretation of these topics at National Park Service sites.
Rep. James Clyburn (SC) is the keynote speaker. Elizabeth Wydra will moderate a discussion with Michael Allen, National Park Service Southeast Region Community Planning Specialist; Turkiya L. Lowe, National Park Service Southeast Region Chief Historian; and Northwestern University Professor Kate Masur.
Presented by the National Archives in partnership with the Constitutional Accountability Center and the National Park Service.
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