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Wayne State College to Host Constitution Day

 

Wayne State College will host Constitution Day on campus, Sept. 17. Dr. Harry Fritz, Professor Emeritus of History of the University of Montana in Missoula, will present "The Constitution, Lincoln, and Slavery" at 3:30 p.m. and "An Evening with Abraham Lincoln" in the Gardner Auditorium at 7 p.m. There is no admission charge.


Fritz holds an A.B. from Dartmouth College, an M.A. from the University of Montana, and a Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis.  Although he has studied Abraham Lincoln for a long time, Fritz is best known for his work on the history of the early republic and the state of Montana.


He is the author of The Lewis and Clark Expedition (2004), Montana: Land of Contrast (1984; rev. ed., 2001), and coeditor of Montana and the West (1984), The Montana Heritage (1992), and The Montana Legacy (2002). He has won numerous awards for his teaching. Fritz served in the Montana House of Representatives in 1985 and 1987 and in the Montana Senate in 1991 and 1993.


Educational institutions receiving federal funds from the U.S. Department of Education are required by federal statute to implement an educational program pertaining to the United States Constitution, on a date designated by statute as Constitution Day and Citizenship Day (“Constitution Day”). The day commemorates the September 17, 1787, signing of the Constitution.

 

For information: Dr. Don Hickey at 402-375-7298

 

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