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U.S. Constitution Day: Media Resources
This LibGuide supports the observance of U.S. Constitution Day, the September Project, and National Banned Books Week.
From the University of Chicago Law School, this link honors David Currie, Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus at the University of Chicago Law School, (d. 2007), by providing this unique recording of his reading of the United States Constitution.
Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States by Howard Chandler Christy
Another site providing information on Christy's painting. On this site you can scroll over the Delegate in the painting to identify the name and state of the particular Founding Father. Click on the Delegate to find further biographical information.
"Examination of the U.S. law which permits visas to be denied for ideological reasons. Includes interviews with those who have been excluded, with critics and supporters, including Carlos Fuentes, Arthur Miller, William F. Buckley, Jr."
Dramatization of the life of Mr. and Mrs. Loving, an interracial couple whose marriage was illegal in most states due to anti-miscegenation laws. In 1967, in the landmark case of Loving v. Virginia, the U.S. Supreme Court declared such laws unconstitutional in a 9-0 ruling.
"This documentary follows a community in crisis after the fatal attack of a local immigrant resident in 2008. Stunned by the violence, diverse community stakeholders openly confront the crime and the divisive atmosphere, and commit to ongoing actions to prevent future hate crimes and intolerance."
"This stunningly comprehensive presentation of definitive documentaries brings sharp focus to the momentous, incomprehensible events surrounding our national tragedy. Ten years later, History pays tribute to the many heroes who laid down their lives with this exhaustive and exhausting collection of documentaries, including the award-winning '102 Minutes That Changed America.' "
Rosecrans Baldwin of The Morning News interviews 90 year-old Sam Fink, illustrator of the Constitution of the United States of America, on the eve of the 2008 presidential election. The article includes select full size illustrations from Fink's book.