Frederick Douglass's 14th Amendment
Date & Time
Tue, Jun 18, 2024 • 2:00 pm
Webinar - Link to be sent day before webinar

Take a deep dive into the Reconstruction period with Professor Bradley Rebeiro and investigate the immediate impact and implications of the most important moment of constitutional change in this nation's history. We will look at this paradigm-shifting moment through the lens of one of America's most important statesmen: Frederick Douglass. Drawing from his draft manuscript, "Natural Rights (Re)Construction: Frederick Douglass and Constitutional Abolitionism," Professor Rebeiro unpacks the history surrounding the Fourteenth Amendment and Frederick Douglass's understanding of it. We will see through Douglass's eyes what the Fourteenth Amendment meant to him, and what it could mean for us today.

Time: 2pm ET, 1PM CT

Bradley Rebeiro

Bradley Rebeiro is an Associate Professor of Law at BYU Law School. He earned a B.A. from Brigham Young University, J.D. from BYU Law, and PhD in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame. Rebeiro’s research ranges from U.S. constitutional history to comparative constitutional inquiries. He has published, and has articles forthcoming, in top journals, such as the Notre Dame Law Review and Brigham Young Law Review. He researches the philosophy of law, as well as the influence of political thought on constitutional jurisprudence. His book manuscript, Natural Rights (Re)Construction: Frederick Douglass and Constitutional Abolitionism, investigates the constitutional thought of Frederick Douglass and its influence in the antebellum period and Reconstruction.


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