National Constitution Center

Updated
1 Dec 2016

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Fighting for Democracy rehearsal. Photo courtesy of the National Constitution Center.

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Fighting for Democracy rehearsal. Photo courtesy of the National Constitution Center.

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Fighting for Democracy rehearsal. Photo courtesy of the National Constitution Center.

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"Reconstruction and the Fourteenth Amendment Project," scene in the House on the passage of the proposition to amend the Constitution, January 31, 1865. Photo courtesy of the National Constitution Center.

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"Reconstruction and the Fourteenth Amendment Project," extract from the reconstructed Constitution of the state of Louisiana, portraits of the distinguished members of the Convention & Assembly,1868. Photo courtesy of the National Constitution Center.

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"Reconstruction and the Fourteenth Amendment Project," the 14th Amendment, adopted July 28, 1868. Photo courtesy of the National Constitution Center.

The National Constitution Center (NCC) is the only nonprofit, nonpartisan institution devoted to the United States Constitution. The NCC offers exhibitions, education programs, and theatrical productions, and acts as a hub for dialogue on constitutional issues. In 2010, a Center grant supported the exploration of a new theater-exhibition hybrid program that combined historic artifacts and documents with live performances by actors to create a compelling experience for visitors. A 2018 Center grant supports the creation of an original theater work designed to shed new light on the Reconstruction era in the United States, the constitutional legacy of the Civil War, and the passage of the Fourteenth Amendment.