Black Hills State University will celebrate the 226th anniversary of the United States Constitution on Tuesday, September 17 at 3 p.m. in the Jacket Legacy Room of the David B. Miller Student Union.
The celebration will feature a presentation by John E. Miller entitled “The Paradoxical U.S. Constitution: Bulwark of the Republic or Purveyor of Polarization.” In this talk, Dr. Miller will examine the tensions and contradictions that mark the ways in which the Constitution works within American culture, including the respect it is given as well as the frequent controversy surrounding it. While the Constitution remains one of our most treasured symbols of democratic government, it continues to astonish us with unanticipated implications and impacts.
The event is free and open to the public. The event is sponsored by Chiesman Committee for the Advancement of Democracy at Black Hills State University, and made possible by the South Dakota Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. For more information please contact Dr. David Wolff, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, at 605-642-6221 or David.Wolff@bhsu.edu.