National Constitution Center

(Angela Bey.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Philadelphia Teen Wins Constitution Center’s Playwriting Contest

And the final work is now a full-scale, professional production, at the National Constitution Center through July.

07/02/2015

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Locals Weigh In On Historic Decision By Supreme Court To Legalize Same Sex Marriage

That’s because the first major U.S. protest for LGBT equality took place in front of Independence Hall back in 1965.

06/26/2015

A "feedback wall" at the National Constitution Center invites patrons to post notes in agreement (green) or disagreement (orange) with the concept of gay marriage.  Photo by Pat Loeb

National Constitution Center Quick-Edits Its Gay Rights Exhibit After Marriage Ruling

The National Constitution Center was inviting the LGBT community to celebrate today’s US Supreme Court decision afffirming the right of same-sex couples to marry.

06/26/2015

(Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, in 2013 file photo by Keith Tsuji/ Getty Images)

Dalai Lama Will Receive Liberty Medal in Philadelphia on October 26th

“This is a lifetime achievement award and it’s a capstone, just recognizing his influence over many decades,” says National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen.

06/17/2015

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New Constitution Center Exhibit Spotlights Modern LGBT Rights Movement

This multi-faceted exhibit takes a look at LGBT rights from a time when being gay was a crime to today, when gay marriage may be on the verge of becoming the law of the land.

06/03/2015

(Sen. Rand Paul, on Independence Mall.  Photo by Kim Glovas)

Candidate Rand Paul Brings His Less-Goverment Message to Philadelphia

Paul says he supports constitutional liberties and is opposed to the Patriot Act, but is opposed to an increase in the minimum wage.

05/18/2015

Winners and finalists.  (credit: Pat Loeb/KYW)

National Constitution Center Hosts Awards Ceremony For Student Essay And Playwriting Contest

The National Constitution Center gave out prizes Thursday to the winners of a new student essay contest it’s started.

05/07/2015

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Top Ways To Celebrate National Teacher Day In Philadelphia

Teacher’s Appreciation Day is May 5. Here’s how to celebrate it in Philly.

05/04/2015

Actor Jaylene Clark Owens performing during rehearsal. (Photo provided by PCCY)

New Play At Constitution Center Puts Education Funding Under The Lights

The production entitled “School Play” was born from the effects of Philadelphia school district budget cuts.

04/08/2015

(Police commissioner Charles Ramsey, at lectern, addresses Philadelphia Police Department recruits at the National Constitutition Center.  Photo by Kristen Johanson)

In New Program, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Stresses Importance of Lawful Policing

Police commissioner Charles Ramsey spoke to a group of 80 recruits about the importance of getting back to the basics when it comes to justice, emphasizing that it all starts with the US Constitution.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/06/2015

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Five Must-See Museums In Philadelphia

Philadelphia is a veritable treasure trove of museums, with a seemingly endless supply of galleries, special exhibits, historic buildings and conservatories to explore.

03/28/2015

(Judges speak with contestants at the National History Day event at the National Constitution Center.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Philadelphia Schoolkids Share Their Knowledge at National History Day Event

Hundreds of children were showing their smarts and their creativity at a history competition being held, today and tomorrow, at the National Constitution Center.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/18/2015

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Lawmaker Wants To Make Voter Registration in Pennsylvania More Automatic

Under the proposed law, a voter registration would be completed whenever a person applies for a driver’s license, applies to get benefits or a birth certificate, or enters a state-run college or university — unless the person “opts out.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/17/2015

(Chris Bartlett, head of the William Way Center, describes the gay rights exhibit opening this June at the Constitution Center.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Details Announced For Constitution Center Show Outlining 50 Years of Gay Rights Efforts in Philadelphia

Titled “Speaking Out for Equality: The Constitution, Gay Rights, and the Supreme Court,” the exhibit will showcase artifacts, photographs, and legal precedents that tell the story of the gay civil rights movement.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/10/2015

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Top Ways To Celebrate Women’s History Month In Philadelphia

Here are the top places to visit and things to do in honor of Women’s History Month in Philadelphia.

03/02/2015

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