Constitution Day Lecture will address civil liberties and equal rights in a world at war

Thursday, August 31, 2017
by: Tonya Lowentritt

     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University will present its annual Constitution Day Lecture at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 13, in Pottle Auditorium.
     Professor of History and Political Science at LSU Alexandria Jerry P. Sanson will deliver the lecture titled “Louisiana, the United States Constitution, and World War II: Civil Liberties and Equal Rights in a World at War.”
     Open to the public, the free lecture is sponsored by the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of History and Political Science, and the Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies.
     The author of “Louisiana During World War II: Politics and Society 1939-45” and scriptwriter for the film “Louisiana During World War II: A Documentary Film,” Sanson will discuss the challenges Louisiana citizens faced in balancing the civil liberties guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and the need for security and unity during World War II.
     “We are delighted to have Dr. Sanson back on the Southeastern campus for the latest of many lectures he has made here,” said History and Political Science Department Head William Robison. “Dr. Sanson is the leading expert on Louisiana during World War II. He is the script writer of ‘Louisiana During World War II: A Documentary Film,’ advisory committee member for ‘The Pelican State Goes to War,’ and former Louisiana Historical Association President.”
     For more information, contact the Department of History and Political Science at 985-549-2109.

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