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Constitution Day screening of Eyes on the Prize September 17

image of poster for Eyes on the Prize TV show

Segments of Eyes on the Prize will be shown in honor of Constitution Day.

In honor of Constitution Day and the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, Illinois State University will screen segments of the award-winning television series Eyes on the Prize at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, September 17, in the Prairie Room of the Bone Student Center. The event, sponsored by Illinois State’s American Democracy Project, is free and open to the public.

Eyes on the Prize explores the major events of the Civil Rights movement. The screening will be followed by a discussion session. Constitution Day and Citizenship Day commemorate the formation and signing on September 17, 1787, of the Constitution and recognize all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become citizens.

For more information about the Constitution Day event or Illinois State’s American Democracy Project, please contact Noha Shawki at nsshawk@ilstu.edu, or visit Illinois State’s ADP website.