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U.S. Constitution Lectures Planned for Today (Sept. 19) and Sept. 28

In continuing with the annual lecture series to celebrate U.S. Constitution Day, scholar Michael B. McCoy, MA, has researched and prepared a new lecture "The Making of a Working People’s Constitution:  An Unfinished Project."

He will present this timely talk on both campuses with Q & A. The sessions are open to the public with free admission. They are scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Gilman Center for International Education, Library Room 130, Middletown campus, and on Thursday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. in the OCTC Great Room 101, Kaplan Hall, Newburgh campus.

McCoy is an Associate Professor of History in the Department of Global Studies at SUNY Orange. He earned his MA from the University of Pittsburgh, where he studied Early American and Atlantic History. For the past decade, his research has focused on the political, social, and economic lives of working people in the late colonial and Early Republic eras. He is the author of the recently published The Anxious Republic:  A History of the New American Nation, 1788-1848, 2nd Edition (Dubuque, IA:  2016). He is a member of the Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture, the Pennsylvania Historical Association, and the Medieval Academy of America.

These events have been planned as a joint presentation of Global Studies and Cultural Affairs. Questions may be directed to Cultural Affairs at or (845) 341-4891 and check out website

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Dorothy Szefc
Cultural Affairs