College of Desert will commemorate Constitution Day with a program from the National Endowment for the Humanities streamed live from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.
In anticipation of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the program focuses on the relationship between emancipation and the Constitution.
A group of prominent Civil War historians will perform before a live student audience to discuss the ramifications of emancipation at the Warner Brothers Theater in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History Kenneth E. Behring Center in Washington, DC. The historians will each represent a different viewpoint and have a conversation illustrating different perspectives on emancipation. This event will be streamed live at colleges and other locations around the country. College of the Desert will host a “watching party” on September 17th, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. in the Pollock Theatre.
This event is sponsored by the School of Arts & Sciences at College of the Desert. It is free and open to the college community. Please announce to your students.