On September 17, 1787, the 55 delegates to the Constitutional Convention held their final meeting. Only one item of business occupied the agenda that day: to sign the Constitution of the United States of America.

In commemoration of the signing, all U.S. educational institutions that receive federal funding must provide an educational program on the Constitution. This mandate applies to most public school districts, colleges, and universities. Take this opportunity to educate your students or members of your organization about the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and threats to civil liberties.

Host an ACLU speaker
The ACLU of Ohio provides speakers to over 100 schools and community groups across the state annually. Whether you’re looking for a history of the Bill of Rights or a contemporary take on free speech, an ACLU expert can help inform and engage your audience.

To request a speaker, Resources for Educators page.