Constitution Day is regularly observed on September 17th to commemorate the day in 1787 that delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in Philadelphia. It is a day to recognize the history and importance of the Constitution, and to celebrate being a citizen of the United States of America.
Surge is a feature documentary about the record number of first-time female candidates who ran, won and upended politics in the historic, barrier-breaking 2018 midterm elections. Surge follows three candidates in Texas, Indiana and Illinois who each running in uphill battles to flip their deep red districts to blue, including Lauren Underwood, the youngest Black woman to ever be elected to Congress.
Some items included on the JKM Library’s display are:
- You Never Forget Your First by Alexis Coe
- African American Women in the Struggle for the Vote, 1850-1920 by Rosalyn Terborg-Penn
- The Unwinding An Inner History of the New America by George Packer
- Iron Jawed Angels (feature film)
- Selma (feature film)
- Coming to America: A History of Immigration and Ethnicity in American Life by Roger Daniels
- Eyes On the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Movement (PBS docuseries)
- The Oxford Handbook of the U.S. Constitution
- Women’s Rights in the USA: Policy Debates and Gender Roles by Dorothy E. McBride and Janine A. Parry
- Representation and the Electoral College by Robert M. Alexander
All library items can be checked out by Chatham community members, with the exception of the pocket Constitutions. Those were provided by the PCWP and are free to take and keep.