Second Founding – Commemorating 155 years of the 14th Amendment and its Legacy
Free online program
February 21, noon-1:00pm
Observe Black History Month and join us online for a free program about the 14th Amendment, which covers citizenship, due process, and equal protection. You can register and watch from the comfort of your own home!
The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified in 1868, granted citizenship to all persons born or naturalized in the United States—including former enslaved people—and guaranteed all citizens “equal protection of the laws.” One of three amendments passed during the Reconstruction era to abolish slavery and establish civil and legal rights for Black Americans, it would become the basis for many landmark Supreme Court decisions over the years. [source]