Texas A&M Celebrates Constitution Week 2021
Today is Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, commemorating the signing of the U.S. Constitution in Philadelphia on Sept. 17, 1787.
Texas A&M University is celebrating the 234th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution with recognitions throughout the month of September.
Constitution Week Sept. 17-23
George Bush Library is streaming two free learning opportunities: “Constitution and Community” for grades 3-5 and “George to George: How the U.S. Constitution Guides Us” for all ages.
The College of Liberal Arts’ Strategic Communications unit will post little-known facts about the Constitution on social media each day during Constitution Week.
University Libraries are handing out pocket Constitutions at Evans, Cushing and West Campus Libraries.
La Villita Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has a Constitution display at the Larry Ringer Library in College Station throughout the month of September.
KAMU radio will be airing spots with LaVillita Chapter of DAR throughout the week.
The Higher Education Center in McAllen will be distributing pocket Constitutions at all of their listed local events.
Thursday, Sept. 17
- 3 p.m. – Texas A&M University will join institutions across the nation in Bells Across America playing patriotic music on the Albritton Bell Tower Carillon bells.
- 11 p.m. – KAMU-TV will broadcast Inventing America: Making a Nation, which brings the Founding Fathers back to life. This program features three delegates to the Second Continental Congress discussing the lead-up to the Declaration of Independence.
Saturday Sept. 18
- The Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band will showcase patriotic music and excerpts from the Preamble of the Constitution during their halftime performance at the New Mexico football game.
Monday Sept. 20
- 5 p.m. – Inventing America: Making a Constitution will be shown in HECM 222 at the Higher Education Center in McAllen.
- 11 p.m. – KAMU-TV will air Inventing America: Making a Government, which tells the story behind the Constitutional Convention of 1787- four momentous months that changed the world.
Tuesday, Sept. 21
- 12:30 p.m. – Ice cream and Constitution canvas painting in the courtyard at the Higher Education Center in McAllen.
Wednesday, Sept. 22
- 7 p.m. – MSC Wiley Lecture Series hosts a discussion on Article I in the 21st Century featuring Phillip Bobbitt, Herbert Weschler Prof. of Jurisprudence at Columbia Law and Hon. Bill Flores, U.S. House of Representatives. Join by Zoom at wiley.tamu.edu.
- 11 p.m. – KAMU-TV will air an episode of Liberty for All,which reveals the conflicts and infighting behind the new U.S. Constitution and how that led to the Bill of Rights. The program features a Q&A with college students in which the Founders apply the Bill of Rights to our own time.
Tuesday, Sept. 28
- University Libraries will host an online panel on the 50th Anniversary of the 26th Amendment.