ECSU observes Constitution Day on September 17

ECSU observes Constitution Day on September 17

Kesha Williams
September 13, 2010


In observance of Constitution Day, Dr. Glen Bowman, chair of the Department of History and Political Science at Elizabeth City State University presents the film, "Birth of a Republic," at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. on September 17 in the Mary Albritton Douglas Auditorium of the Ridley Student Complex.

Since 2004, Americans have celebrated Constitution Day, a federal observance that celebrates formation and signing of the U. S. Constitution (September 17, 1787) by the nation's Founding Fathers. Bowman said he favors the film, "Birth of a Republic," for good reasons.

"We value this film because it is historically accurate. Numerous books have been published and films produced that reflect on either the signing of the constitution or the 39 men who signed the constitution.  This film stands out because it addresses the changes made to the document in 1789," Bowman said. We will show the film during the day and hope students, staff, faculty and people in the community will join us for the film."