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Constitution Day

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Linfield University's annual celebration

Honoring Constitution Day

Constitution Day is a federal observance commemorating the September 17, 1787 signing of the U.S. Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. Schools that receive federal funding celebrate the day by providing a variety of educational programming about the Constitution.

Constitution Day 2023

A Talk by Professor Nicholas Buccola: Medgar Evers and the Problem of Responsibility

Monday, Sept. 18, 12:30 p.m., Nicholson Library and via Zoom

Nick Buccola, a professor of government at Claremont McKenna College will return to Linfield on Monday, September 18 to discuss Medgar Evers and the Problem of Responsibility. 

The Constitution's Preamble declares that one of its purposes is 'to establish justice.' But what responsibility do each of us have to make this goal a reality? In this talk, Buccola will consider the case of Mississippi civil rights activist Medgar Evers in order to reflect on the problem of responsibility in our constitutional republic. 

For more information on this year's event, contact Evan Hillberry.

This talk is sponsored by the Douglass Forum on Law, Rights and Justice, and the Department of Political Science. 

Learn more about the U.S. Constitution

Other Resources

Interactive Constitution

Explore an interactive version of the Constitution to learn about the history and meaning from scholars.

The Constitution of the United States en Espanõl

Read the U.S. Constitution translated into Spanish.

U.S. Constitution History

Learn about the history of the U.S. Constitution via the National Archives.