Constitution Day social media challenge scheduled for next week

National Constitution Day, the day that commemorates the signing of the Constitution, is Thursday, September 17. On that day, members of the Emory community and beyond will reexamine the Reconstruction-era Amendments that extended civil and legal protections to formerly enslaved people.

Join the Conversation on the Lift Every Voice Twitter page or create your own posts using the hashtags:

  • #Constitution
  • #EmoryConstitutionDay
  •  #LiftEveryVoice

Original posts could include:

  • Video readings of the 13th, 14th, or 15th Amendments
  • Posting historical documents related to the Reconstruction Amendments

All participants will be eligible to win project t-shirts, buttons, and stickers.

Lift Every Voice 2020 is a year-long public history project to illuminate the rich history of Reconstruction in order to deepen understandings of how African Americans envisioned citizenship for themselves and how they worked to bring these dreams to life. The project was originally conceived by the late Dr. Pellom McDaniels III, and began with his idea that Reconstruction was “a time of great possibility.”  The project has continued in the hopes that his vision will continue to spark conversations about this important period in history and its legacies today.

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