The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution

Date: 
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: 
525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States

Tickets to the live event are sold out, however simulcast tickets are now available.

Join Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Eric Foner for a timely discussion about the history of the battle to inscribe equality into the Constitution. The Declaration of Independence declared the truth of equality to be self-evident, but it took the Civil War and the adoption of three constitutional amendments to establish that ideal as part of our fundamental law.  Foner will trace the arc of the Reconstruction amendments from their dramatic pre-Civil War origins to today. Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, moderates.

A book sale and signing will follow the program.

This program is presented in conjunction with the Center’s exhibit Civil War and Reconstruction: The Battle for Freedom and Equality.

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Event Type: 
Arts & Culture
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Community Events
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Educational Events
Topic: 
Arts and Culture
Topic: 
Education
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Cultural Exchange
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Legislation
Topic: 
Civil Rights
Global Region: 
North America
Global Region: 
American (United States)