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Have you heard about Constitution Day and Citizenship Day? Every secondary and post-secondary school receiving federal funds must teach about the U.S. Constitution on September 17th. Independently, the school/university can determine what kind of educational program they want to administer for enrolled students, but they must hold one every year on the now-named “Constitution Day and Citizenship Day.”

September 17th is significant because the United States Constitution was adopted on September 17, 1787. Did you also know the United States has the world’s oldest written constitution, and that it was written in Philadelphia? For additional information on the U.S. Constitution click on or paste the following URLs in your web browser: or

If September 17th falls on a weekend or holiday, as it did this year, the schools are advised to schedule a program immediately before or after that date.

The Office of Equity and Diversity will be handing out a limited number of pocket size U.S. Constitution booklets, available in English and Spanish, today, September 18th, from 2:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. in the Madison Plaza lobby area to students, staff, faculty, post docs and medical residents/fellows. If you have additional questions, call 901-448-2112 or email

920 Madison Avenue, Suite 825
Memphis, Tennessee 38163
901.448.2112 | F 901.448.1120

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