Lecture: The Fourteenth Amendment
Date: March 26, 2017
Time: 3:00pm
Location: Litchfield History Museum
Fee: Free for members; $5 for non-members
Registration: Yes, email registration@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org
Description: Join us for a lecture and accompanying 2-part book discussion led by Stephen McGrath, Adjunct Professor of History at Central Connecticut State University.

The Fourteenth Amendment was adopted 150 years ago to make citizens all persons born in the US and to grant citizens equal protection of the laws. Originally intended to benefit African-Americans and other racial minorities, the Amendment has since had the far reaching consequence of expanding legal and political rights for all Americans. This lecture sketches the origins of the Fourteenth Amendment, and the book discussion series explores the far-reaching consequences of the Fourteenth Amendment to the present day.

Please register by calling (860) 567-4501 or emailing registration@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org.