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Constitution Day Lecture: Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries;  "Why the Constitution Won't Save Us from Ourselves."

Tue, Sep 17, 2024 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries (The Ohio State University) will deliver the annual Constitution Day Lecture entitled, "Why the Constitution Won't Save Us from Ourselves." American democracy is straining under intense internal pressure generated by those who reject traditional political norms and place little to no value on multi-racial democracy. Some say that there is nothing to worry about because the Constitution will safeguard our democracy. But history suggests otherwise. This lecture will explore why the Constitution is not enough to save American democracy from the threat within.

 

Dr. Jeffries is the College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Associate Professor of History at The Ohio State University. A native of Brooklyn, New York, with degrees from Morehouse College and Duke University, he teaches courses on the Civil Rights and Black Power Movement. He is author of Bloody Lowndes: Civil Rights and Black Power in Alabama's Black Belt, and has worked on several major public history projects, including the renovation of the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee, where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. Dr. Jeffries also serves on the Board of Directors for the ACLU of Ohio.

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