Book Discussion: The Fourteenth Amendment PART I
Date: April 4, 2017
Time: 5:30-6:30
Location: Litchfield History Museum
Fee: Free for members; $5 for non-members
Registration: Yes, email registration@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org
Description: Accompanying Stephen McGrath's March 26th lecture, this book discussion series explores the far-reaching consequences of the Fourteenth Amendment to the present day. Participants will read Democracy Reborn: The Fourteenth Amendment and the Fight for Equal Rights in Post-Civil War America. by Garrett Epps for the discussion

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.