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Constitution Day program planned at local library

September 20, 2007

Washington County Free Library will hold a Constitution Day program at the Central Library, 100 S. Potomac St. in Hagerstown, on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m.

Burney J. Hollis, professor of English and dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Morgan State University, will present "Freedom and Rebellion in the American Renaissance of the 1850s and the Negro Renaissance of the 1920s."

The first Amendment to the Constitution states that Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech.

This lecture by Hollis introduces and compares the rebellious writers of these two periods, who set new standards and explored new modes of expression, redefined themselves as Americans, and attempted to declare independence from the confines of tradition.

This Maryland Humanities lecture is sponsored by Columbia Gas of Maryland. Call 301-739-3250, ext. 136, for additional information and to reserve a seat.

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