There’s a common story we tell about America: that our fundamental values as a country were stated in the Declaration of Independence, fought for in the Revolution, and made law in the Constitution. Professor Roosevelt offers a powerful and inspirational rethinking of our country’s history. He offers a shared past that we can be proud to claim and use as a foundation to work toward a country that fully embodies equality for all. Join us in a spirited discussion as Kermit Roosevelt presents his eye-opening reinterpretation of the American story.
Professor Kermit Roosevelt is the David Berger Professor for the Administration of Justice at the University of Pennsylvania’s Carey Law School. He is the author of the Myth of Judicial Activism: Making Sense of Supreme Court Decisions (Yale, 2006), Conflict of Laws (Foundation Press, 2010) as well as the soon to be published The Nation that Never Was: Reconstructing America’s Story.
Copies of Dr. Roosevelt’s new book will be available for sale.
This program is free and open to the public and will meet in the auditorium of Parkway Central Library. Please use Wood Street entrance/exit.
*This program is currently scheduled for in-person yet is subject to change in cooperation with the city and the library’s health and safety guidelines. Updates will be posted to the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Events Calendar.