Friday, September 14, 2012
Dr. Greg Dixon, assistant professor of Political Science, will present “What Kind of Nation? How Each Generation Engages the Constitution,” in celebration of Constitution Day on Monday, Sept. 17, at 11:00 a.m. in the Ingram Library at the University of West Georgia.
Constitution Day commemorates and celebrates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787.
Dixon will share how each generation of Americans has engaged in a reinterpretation of the Constitution through popular movements and initiatives. In particular, he will focus on the effect that Women’s Suffrage, the Progressive Movement, the New Deal, and the Civil Rights Movement have had on the meaning of the words that in 1787 created the United States Government. He will also talk about the issues that Americans are grappling with today that will continue to reinterpret the Constitution and determine what kind of nation Americans create.
This program is sponsored by the Department of Political Science and Planning, the Murphy Center for Public Service, and Ingram Library’s Penelope Melson Society. There is no admission fee. For further information, contact Catherine Hendricks at (678) 839-5337.