Michael Zuckert of the University of Notre Dame will give the Constitution Day lecture at AEI. Details:
Slavery and the Constitution: An immoral compromise?
2013 Walter Berns Constitution Day Lecture
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 | 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
About This Event
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, seminal events in America’s effort to deal with and overcome the legacy of slavery. Key to understanding that legacy is the place of slavery at the 1787 Constitutional Convention and thence in the US Constitution.
Join us on September 17 for the second annual Walter Berns Constitution Day Lecture as Michael Zuckert, Nancy Reeves Dreux Professor and department chair of political science at the University of Notre Dame, critically examines the leading “pro-” and “anti-slavery” interpretations of the Constitutional Convention and offers an alternative analysis tied to a more accurate and less anachronistic reading of the principles and politics of the founding era.
If you are unable to attend, we welcome you to watch the event live on this page. Full video will be posted within 24 hours.
Gary J. Schmitt, AEI
Michael Zuckert, University of Notre Dame