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Constitution Day (Virtual)
SPONSOR: Jack Miller Center, UGA Wilson Center for Humanities and Arts, UGA President's Venture Fund, UGA History Department, UGA Office of Institutional Diversity, and the UGA School of Law
Constitution Day 2021
Constitution Day is the annual celebration of the day that representatives to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia completed and signed the U.S. Constitution in 1787. The observance of this day began as “I am an American Day” in 1940 and later as Citizenship Day in 1952 when the celebration was moved to September 17 to commemorate the signing of the original document. Constitution Day as we observe it today was recognized as a federal holiday in 2004, when Senator Robert Byrd passed a bill designating September 17 as the day for citizens to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution and to thoughtfully engage with the nation’s founding document.
On Friday, September 17, 2021, the American Founding Group and the School of Public and International Affairs will host a virtual celebration of Constitution Day. The centerpiece of these festivities will be a virtual lecture and discussion entitled “On Juneteenth: History, Memory, the Present and the Future” by Annette Gordon-Reed, Carl M. Loeb University Professor at Harvard University and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Hemingses of Monticello and On Juneteenth.
For more information about the 2021 Constitution Day celebration at UGA, click here.
Friday, September 17, 2021
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Registration is required to receive Zoom link.
Access can be provided for people with disabilities. Contact Lauren Ledbetter at email@example.com by Friday, September 10, 2021 for specific requests.
Lauren Ledbetter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 706-975-8443
Keith Dougherty at email@example.com or 706-542-2989
Thank you to the following sponsors for their generous support of Constitution Day: Jack Miller Center, UGA Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, UGA President’s Venture Fund, UGA History Department, UGA Office of Institutional Diversity, and the UGA School of Law