Bowdoin College History Professor Rael at UMaine Sept. 17

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571

ORONO — The University of Maine will observe Constitution Day with a Thursday, Sept. 17 lecture by Prof. Patrick Rael from the Bowdoin College history faculty.

Rael, a specialist in Arfican-American history, will discuss “What the Fathers Founded: The Constitution, Slavery, and Resistance before the Civil War.”  The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. in Arthur St. John Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall.

Congress established Constitution Day in 2004.  It is celebrated on Sept. 17 each year, commemorating the 1787 signing of the U.S. Constitution.

The lecture is sponsored by UMaine’s Undergraduate History Club and the Division of Student Affairs Program Fund.