April 23rd, 2018

Presented in Partnership by:
The Thurgood Marshall Institute of the
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
&
The National Constitution Center

 

Amendment XIV to the U.S. Constitution
SECTION 1

All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

 

2018 marked the 150th anniversary of the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution. In celebration and reflection, the The Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. and The National Constitution Center gathered some of the most important contemporary legal minds in discussion of the ways in which the Amendment has shaped civil liberties in America and led to the modern civil rights movement.

You can read the program of the event, here.