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How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution

with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Eric Foner
Wednesday, December 4 — 7:30 pm

The Declaration of Independence announced equality as an American ideal, but it took the Civil War and the subsequent adoption of three constitutional amendments to establish that ideal as American law. A timely history of the constitutional changes that built equality into the nation’s foundation and how those guarantees have been shaken over time.