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Constitution Day 2012 Event Series

  • Published: September 11, 2012

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Constitution Day 2012 Event Series

Nazareth College has an exciting list of events planned to celebrate Constitution Day. All of the events are free and open to the public and take place at Nazareth College, located at 4245 East Avenue, Rochester NY 14618.


AKWAABA presents “Manly Virtue”

Wednesday, September 12, 4:00 p.m., Otto A. Shults Center Forum

Join us for a presentation on the ideals and resolve of a small black community (and their allies) acted out in a tiny section of the "so-called" free state of Pennsylvania on September 11, 1851, and in Rochester on September 20, 1851.  AKWAABA's "Manly Virtue" dramatizes the perseverance of both the freedom-seekers and their allies, and those who sought to deny their quest for citizenship.

AKWAABA’s living history presenters are Rochester residents who are accomplished educators, social workers and healthcare professionals. Many have extended their love of history by researching their families’ genealogies and teaching the skill to others. Some are professional storytellers. All are involved in numerous community organizations. They come together out of their desire to accurately tell the story of the Underground Railroad.

“Fourteenth Amendment and the Struggle for Equality,” Mr. Everardo A. “Andy” Rodriguez, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Western District of New York

Tuesday, September 18, 7:00 p.m., Otto A. Shults Center Forum

Come celebrate the birthday of our government with a Constitution Day keynote lecture by Mr. Everardo A. “Andy” Rodriguez. Constitution Day is a time for us to continue their legacy and develop habits of citizenship in a new generation of Americans.

Afternoon Movie & Discussion: “With All Deliberate Speed”

Thursday, September 20, 4:00 p.m., Smyth Hall, Room 383

On Thursday, September 20, join the students of HIS/PSC 308: U.S. Constitutional History in viewing and discussing the film, “With All Deliberate Speed.”

 Constitution Day at Nazareth College commemorates and explores the U.S. Constitution.  Mandated by the federal government, colleges and universities across the United States celebrate the holiday by expanding student knowledge on the significance of the Constitution in a historical context as well as its relevance in issues we face as a nation today. The Constitution Day 2012 Event Series at Nazareth College is co-sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Department of History and Political Science, Pre-Law Club, Partners for Serving, Women’s Studies Program, Women’s Studies Club, Lorette Wilmot Library, and the Center for Spirituality.

Founded in 1924, Nazareth College is located on a close-knit, suburban campus in the dynamic, metropolitan region of Rochester, N.Y. The College offers challenging academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs in health and human services, education, and management. Nazareth's strong cultures of service and community prepare students to be successful professionals and engaged citizens. The College enrolls approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students.

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