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College of Humanities & Social Sciences

National Constitution Day "Watch Party"

Date: September 17, 2012


Please join us in commemorating National Constitution Day on Monday, September 17th at 1:30pm as Rowan hosts a "watch party" in the Eynon Ballroom, Chamberlain Student Center.  To mark the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has organized a panel of renowned Civil War scholars at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History for a performance and discussion about emancipation. They will be joined by a live audience of 250 students from Washington, D.C. area colleges and universities. With support from the Smithsonian, this performance will be live-streamed to classrooms and gatherings nationwide called "watch parties".   Centering on the national scene and the dilemmas facing Americans on Sept. 22, 1862, perspectives from the White House, enslaved people from the South, military personnel, Frederick Douglass, Northern free blacks, and their allies will be presented.

Coordinated and sponsored by the Division of Student Life and College of Humanities & Social Sciences, the National Constitution Day "watch party" is free and open to the entire Rowan community.  Audience members will be able to submit questions during the live stream to the expert panel.  Light refreshments will be served. 

This event is a qualified Rowan Seminar Passport Program event. 

Location: Eynon Ballroom, Student Center

Contact: Kristen diNovi