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USC Sumter to host annual Constitution Day program

BY SHELBIE GOULDING shelbie@theitem.com
Posted 9/11/19

USC Sumter is teaming up with the Sumter County Historical Society to offer a program integrating local history with the Constitution for its annual Constitution Day celebration on Tuesday, Sept. 17.

Community members are invited to attend the …

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USC Sumter to host annual Constitution Day program

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USC Sumter is teaming up with the Sumter County Historical Society to offer a program integrating local history with the Constitution for its annual Constitution Day celebration on Tuesday, Sept. 17.

Community members are invited to attend the program starting at 6:30 p.m. to increase awareness of the history and working of the Constitution and expand their knowledge of the important role Thomas Sumter played beyond his military achievements.

"This year's program will be especially beneficial for the Sumter community, as it will link the Constitution to the life and times of Thomas Sumter," said Tom O'Hare of the Sumter County Historical Society.

Gen. Thomas Sumter is known for his achievements during the American Revolution, but he also served important roles as an influential member of the state convention that debated the ratification of the Constitution after America gained independence.

"USC hosts the program every year as part of their civic responsibility as a member of the community to help increase public knowledge of the Constitution," O'Hare said.

Light refreshments will be provided at 6:30 p.m., along with pocket Constitutions, posters of key figures of the Constitution and teaching materials for educators. O'Hare will give a lecture at 7 p.m.