235 years ago, on September 17th, 1787, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention gathered in Philadelphia, PA to sign the Constitution of the United States. On September 17th each year the United States commemorates the ratification of the U.S. Constitution and celebrates all who have become citizens of the United States.
The struggle for equal rights and protection continues to this day. Check out this podcast from The National Constitution Center on the history of the fight for black women’s suffrage and representation: Black Women, Representation and the Constitution.
To learn more about the United States Constitution check out Gleeson Library’s Constitution Day Guide.