Constituting America’s Mission is to utilize the culture and multi-media outreach such as music, film, internet, and social media to reach, educate and inform America's adults and students about the importance of the U.S. Constitution and the foundation it sets forth regarding our freedoms and rights. Our multi-tiered approach features a contest for kids, academic forums with Constitutional Scholars, Patriot Clubs, and National Youth Director Juliette Turner's Youth Blog & Constitutional Fun Fact Essays for Kids.
Janine TurnerFounder & Co-Chair of Constituting America
In this commencement address, President Johnson calls for a redefinition of equality.
June 4, 1965
Dr. Nabrit, my fellow Americans:
I am delighted at the chance to speak at this important and this historic institution. Howard has long been an outstanding center for the education of Negro Americans. Its students are of every race and color and they come from many countries of the world. It is truly a working example of democratic excellence. (more…)
At the end of the United States Civil War, a century before President Lyndon B. Johnson’s 1965 Commencement Address at Howard University, the ex-slave turned American orator and statesman Frederick Douglass concluded that the best thing the federal government could do for Americans of African descent was to leave them alone. (more…)
Our special thanks to Hillsdale College, its president - Dr. Larry Arnn - and Dr. David Bobb, who leads Hillsdale's Washington DC based Kirby Center, for allowing us to use its Constitution Reader as the basis for this project.