2016 Press Releases

National Archives Celebrates 14th Amendment's 150th Anniversary with Panel Discussion September 29
Press Release · Thursday, September 29, 2016

Washington, DC

On Thursday, September 29, at 7:30 p.m. the National Archives will present a panel discussion titled "The 14th Amendment, the National Park Service, and America's Second Founding." The program is free and open to the public, reserve your seat online. Presented in partnership with the Constitutional Accountability Center and the National Park Service.

The program will be live streamed on the National Archives YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/9zBfgJwiCmA.

"The 14th Amendment, the National Park Service, and America's Second Founding"

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. Representative James Clyburn (SC) will be the keynote speaker. Elizabeth Wydra will moderate a discussion with Michael Allen, Southeast Region Community Planning Specialist, National Park Service; Dr. Turkiya Lowe, Southeast Region Chief Historian, National Park Service; and Northwestern University Professor Kate Masur.

The program will be held in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Museum. The National Archives Building is located at Constitution Ave. and 7th Street, NW. Metro accessible on the Yellow and Green lines, Archives/Navy Memorial/Penn Quarter station. Attendees should enter through the Special Events entrance on 7th and Constitution Ave, NW.

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