Prof. Johnson gives Constitution Day lecture
|Prof. Sidney Johnson gives the Constitution Day lecture during the Albert Sidney Johnson fall lecture Sept. 17 in Saliba Chapel. (Photo by Kayla Oliver)
By Kayla Oliver
BPC Marketing Staff
MOUNT VERNON—September 17th is a very important day in United States history. Known as Constitution Day, this day marks the occasion that delegates ratified the United States Constitution.
Today, United States citizens observe this holiday to celebrate the legacy of the Constitution and the birth of government.
As part of Constitution Day, many schools host an informative session concerning the Constitution. Brewton-Parker College’s celebration of Constitution Day consisted of an Albert Sidney Johnson Lecture hosted in Saliba Chapel.
Prof. Johnson, who has served as Assistant United States Attorney, Attorney General of Georgia, and also as a Brewton-Parker professor of Political Science presented a lecture entitled “The Supreme Court and the Constitution.” He spoke of the original 39 men who ratified the United States Constitution and the great significance of the Constitution.
The framers of the U.S. Constitution began work on May 25, 1787, and finished the signing and ratification of the Constitution on September 17, 1787. This lecture was a unique opportunity to learn more about the foundation of our government.
Look for more installments of the Albert Sidney Johnson Lecture Series this academic year. Dr. Wilfred McClay is scheduled to present a lecture entitled, “The Problem of Secularization in American Life” in February 2009.
Brewton-Parker College is the only accredited four-year Christian college in south Georgia.