Constitution Day: “Advice for the Egyptians from the American Founders,” Gordon S. Wood
Tuesday, Sept. 16, 7:30 p.m., Olin Theater
Free tickets will be available beginning Sept. 1 at www.roanoke.edu/tickets or at the Colket Center Information Desk.
Gordon S. Wood, who is the Alva O. Way University Professor Emeritus at Brown University, is one of the most acclaimed historians in the United States. Wood, who specializes in the founding period of the American constitutional systems, is author of many works, including “The Creation of the American Republic, 1776-1787” (1969), which won the Bancroft Prize and the John H. Dunning Prize in 1970, and “The Radicalism of the American Revolution” (1992), which won the Pulitzer Prize for History and the Ralph Waldo Emerson Prize in 1993. He has been honored by many professional associations and in 2011, he was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama and the Churchill Bell by Colonial Williamsburg.
His visit is sponsored by the Turk Pre-Law Program and the Henry H. Fowler Program.