Available On Demand!
Join us for this exciting class on the 14th Amendment from Reconstruction to today. Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, will be joined by professor Kate Masur of Northwestern University who specializes in 19th-century United States history, with a primary focus on how Americans grappled with questions of race and equality after the abolition of slavery in both the North and South.
The class examines the clauses of the 14th Amendment and the battle over their meaning from Reconstruction to the Supreme Court’s landmark decision on marriage equality in Obergefell. This session will explore America’s first and second civil rights movements, the Constitution and women, and modern interpretations of the 14th Amendment.