September 17, 2015 | 11:40 am - 1:00 pm | McAllan Hall
Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by thirty-nine brave men on September 17, 1787, recognizing all who, are born in the U.S. or by naturalization, have become citizens.
Each year on Constitution Day, the Department of Political Science together with the Office of the Provost plan a keynote speaker to bring attention to this nationally recognized day.
Susan B. Anthony was one of the driving forces of the women’s suffrage movement, and an unwavering advocate of equal rights for all people. She was arrested in 1872 for voting in Rochester, New York, and convicted after a highly publicized trial. She and Elizabeth Cady Stanton pressured Congress to propose a Constitutional Amendment giving women the right to vote in 1878. The “Anthony Amendment” ultimately became ratified into the U.S. Constitution as the Nineteenth Amendment 42 years later in 1920.
Susan B. Anthony will be visiting MU to help celebrate Constitution Day. Ms. Anthony turned 195 years old last February and will visit MU through the performance of Marjorie Goldman, an historic actor from the American Historical Theatre in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She will perform for approximately 50 minutes and then take questions from the audience, remaining always in character. She is also happy to make a five minute surprise appearance into your class prior to or after her Wilson Auditorium performance.
She will be speaking in Wilson Auditorium on Thursday, September 17, from 11:40 a.m. – 1 p.m.