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Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution with a Constitution Day celebration featuring University of Louisville professor Dr. Thomas Mackey.
The event will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 17 in Room 212 of the Regional Postsecondary Center. It is free and open to the public.
Dr. Mackey will speak on “The U.S. Constitution and Its Continuing Challenges.” Mackey earned a bachelor of arts at Beloit College in 1978 and a Ph.D. in 1984 at Rice University. He then became a Samuel I. Golieb Post-Doctoral Legal History Fellow at New York University School of Law. He has taught at the Michigan State University, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Kansas State University, and, since 1991, the University of Louisville. He is a professor of history and an adjunct professor of law at the Louis Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville.
The author or editor of four books, the University of Tennessee Press is publishing his four volume work, “A Documentary History of the United States, Civil War Era, Vol. 1-4. He is working on a project dealing with Lincoln and the limits of dissent in wartime.
In addition to the speaker, ECTC’s Journalism 101 class will present displays about the five freedoms guaranteed in the First Amendment.
For more information, contact Larry Kelley at ECTC at 270-706-8490 or firstname.lastname@example.org.