The American Democracy Project is again coordinating Constitution Day at MTSU with a full schedule of inspiring activities. This year’s program features Ms. Diane Nash, renowned civil rights activist. She will be speaking at Tucker Theater on Wednesday, September 14, 2016. (National Constitution Day, Sept. 17, is a Saturday in 2016, so MTSU is holding the event earlier in the week to give more students an opportunity to participate.) Ms. Nash, from Chicago, Illinois, is an icon of the civil rights movement, nationally and here in Middle Tennessee. She was the woman leader of civil rights in Tennessee when the student lunch counter protests began in 1960. Constitution Day readings will be held around campus all day on the 14th, and voter registration will be available.
Update: Constitution Day was a great success, and Ms. Nash spoke to a standing-room-only crowd at Tucker Theater. She took questions from the audience and from student moderators, including the CHP’s graduate research assistants Torren Gatson and Marquita Reed. For more, see http://www.mtsunews.com/constitution-day-2016/.