The National Constitution Center is the Museum of We the People, America's Town Hall, and a civic education headquarters dedicated to non-partisan constitutional education and debate.
Opening Party for Speaking Out for Equality Enjoy an evening filled with food, cocktails, and live musical performances by the Philadelphia Voices of Pride and the Bearded Ladies Cabaret. You won’t want to miss this spectacular event to celebrate the opening of Speaking Out for Equality: The Constitution, Gay Rights, and the Supreme Court.
Resolved: The Equal Protection Clause does not require States to license same-sex marriages. John Eastman, chairman of the National Organization for Marriage and professor at the Chapman University Fowler School of Law, and Sherif Girgis, co-author of What is Marriage?, will argue for the motion. Evan Wolfson, founder and president of Freedom to Marry and author of Why Marriage Matters, and Kenji Yoshino, professor at NYU School of Law and author of Speak Now: Marriage Equality on Trial, will argue against the motion. John Donvan of ABC News will moderate.
Award-winning historian Carol Berkin gives her take on the real story of how the Bill of Rights came to be.
Three exciting new tools for the Center’s onsite and online visitors show how constitutions are written globally – and how they can be revised.
The new Constituting Liberty exhibition, featuring a rare copy of the Bill of Rights, is open at the National Constitution Center. Read all about how its special features can benefit visitors, educators and students.
Allen Dickerson and Anthony Johnstone debate the controversy over non-profits being forced to release the names of anonymous donors. Jeffrey Rosen of the National Constitution Center hosts this conversation.
On the occasion of President John F. Kennedy's birthday, here's a look at one of the most documented figures of the 20th century.
The Constitution Center is proud to display an American treasure: one of the 12 surviving copies of the Bill of Rights.
See more than 70 intimate photographs and iconic images of President John F. Kennedy, his wife, Jacqueline, and their children, Caroline and John Jr. — photos that helped create the legend of the Kennedy presidency.
Created in partnership with the William Way LGBT Community Center, Speaking Out for Equality: The Constitution, Gay Rights, and the Supreme Court utilizes pivotal court cases to relay the constitutional evolution of LGBT rights, from the first gay rights demonstration in front of Independence Hall 50 years ago to now