Tuesday, September 15, 2015

OU-C to host viewing, discussion of documentary With All Deliberate Speed to commemorate Constitution Day

Ohio University-Chillicothe history faculty member John O’Keefe, Ph.D., will facilitate the viewing of the film With All Deliberate Speed at 4 p.m. on Sept. 17 in the Bennett Hall room 134.

The documentary explores the landmark Brown v. Topeka Board of Education Supreme Court decision in 1954, which struck down the separate but equal doctrine. The film includes newsreel footage and interviews with individuals associated with the court case. It also looks at many of the unsung heroes and explores the aftermath of the decision as well as social issues surrounding segregation at the time in America.

Following the airing of the film, a discussion will be held to allow audience members to react and share their insights.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the OU-C Cultural Committee and commemorates Constitution Day. Free pizza and refreshments will be available.

Constitution Day, or Citizenship Day, recognizes the adoption of the U.S. Constitution on the date the document was signed into law in 1787. The law establishing the holiday was passed in 2004, and the first official observance occurred the following year.

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