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Podcast: The legacy of the 13th Amendment

December 10, 2015 by NCC Staff


On December 6, 1865, the 13th Amendment was ratified after Georgia became the last state needed to approve it. The brief, 47-word amendment officially ended the practice of slavery in the United States.


13th-452Joining us in this special podcast to discuss the history, meaning, and legacy of the 13th Amendment are Tom Donnelly, Message Director and Counsel at the Constitutional Accountability Center in Washington; Jamal Greene, Vice Dean and Professor of Law at Columbia Law School; and Randy Barnett, the Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Legal Theory at the Georgetown University Law Center.


National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen moderates this important discussion.


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This show was engineered by David Stotz and produced by Nicandro Iannacci. Research was provided byJoshua Waimberg and Danieli Evans. The host of We the People is Jeffrey Rosen.


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