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Freedom Day: April 13, 2017

National Freedom Day honors the signing of a resolution that proposed the 13th amendment of the nation’s constitution on February 1, 1865. Abraham Lincoln, who was the president at the time, signed the resolution to outlaw slavery.

The National Constitution Center will honor Freedom Day on April 13, 2007. The lineup of featured speakers includes:

  • Mark Thompson, CEO, The New York Times
  • Gary Rosen, Editor, WSJ Weekend Review, Wall Street Journal
  • George F. Will, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist
  • Susan N. Herman, President, American Civil Liberties Union
  • Judge Jeremy Fogel, Director, Federal Judicial Center in Washington, DC
  • Judge Timothy Tymkovich, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • Judge R. Guy Cole Jr., Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • Caroline Fredrickson, President, American Constitution Society
  • Lee Otis,
  • Norm Ornstein, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute; co-author, “The Broken Branch”
  • John Malcolm, Director, Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, The Heritage Foundation

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