John Bingham may not be a household name—but he was a remarkable American statesman and the architect of the 14th Amendment guaranteeing fundamental rights and equal protection to all Americans. In his latest book, Professor Gerard N. Magliocca traces Bingham’s life from his humble roots in Pennsylvania through his career as an influential leader of the Republican Party—including his involvement in the John Wilkes Booth trial and impeachment of President Andrew Johnson—as well as his key role in shaping the Union’s policy towards the ex-Confederate states, with consequences that still haunt our politics today.
This program includes a book sale and signing.
Event & Parking Information
Advance reservations recommended; call 215.409.6700 or order online
Please note that this program is subject to change; call the National Constitution Center or check our website for updated information. National Constitution Center programs begin promptly and latecomers may not be admitted.
Parking will be available for $9 at the National Constitution Center parking garage located at the rear of the building on Race Street between 5th and 6th Streets on a first come first serve basis. Please be sure to pick up you discounted parking voucher at registration.
Monday - Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106