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BYU Constitution Day address Sept. 17 to feature Pulitzer Prize-winning author

Brigham Young University will host a Constitution Day address featuring Pulitzer Prize-winner Jack Rakove Monday, Sept. 17, at 11 a.m. in the Joseph Smith Building Auditorium.

Admission to the lecture is free, and the public is welcome to attend. It will be rebroadcast that day in the same location at noon and 1 p.m. The topic will be “Living with the Founders.”

Rakove won the 1997 Pulitzer Prize for history for his book “Original Meanings: Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution.” He is the W.R. Coe Professor of History and American Studies and professor of political science at Stanford University where he teaches courses in early American history and the origins and interpretation of the Constitution.

He is the leading historian of the founding period in America and serves as the president of the Society for the History of the Early American Republic.

For more information, contact Kim Gibson at (801) 422-1320.

Writer: Marissa Ballantyne


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