(September 15, 2014)
Centenary observes Constitution Day with special convocation
SHREVEPORT, LA — Centenary will observe Constitution Day by hosting a special convocation address by Dr. Christopher Parker, Assistant Professor of Political Science. This annual talk given in honor of the anniversary of the Constitution will discuss the history of voting rights from a national and local perspective.
"The Consent of the Governed: Voting Rights and the Constitution" convocation address by Dr. Christopher Parker
What: "The Consent of the Governed: Voting Rights and the Constitution" convocation address by Dr. Christopher Parker
When: Tuesday, September 15, 11:10-12 p.m.
Where: Kilpatrick Auditorium, Centenary campus
Parker will discuss how voting rights are treated by the Constitution and how these rights have evolved since the passage of the 15th Amendment. The convocation will conclude with a discussion on how the Constitution applies to some of the current debates on voting rights, such as voter ID laws and the Supreme Court's decision in June 2013 that struck down a portion of the Voting Rights Act.
This event is free and open to the public.