Law & Liberty Videos
George Mason deserves more credit than he gets. If Madison is the father of the Constitution, Mason is the father of our Bill of Rights.
George Mason was so concerned about liberty that he refused to sign the Constitution when it was ratified. His position damaged his reputation and cost him the esteem of George Washington. Nonetheless, Mason argued that without a Bill of Rights, he would rather cut off his hand than sign the proposed Constitution.
The Old Southwest was a rough place. William Blount aspired to dominate the region, and was impeached instead. In this lecture by Dr. Scott Robinson, you’ll discover what his experience has to teach us about impeachment today.
William Blount is not a name most of us associate with the Constitution, but his impact was profound even though it was never his intention to help shape our Constitution.
John Dickinson was a man of great principle who never let politics or party override his sense of virtue.
Dr. Jodey Hinze, Dean of the School of Humanties, explores the life and lessons learned from John Dickinson. Dickinson refused to sign the Declaration of Independence, always hopeful for reconciliation with England. When the break came, he he joined his patriot brothers and sisters in the fight for liberty.
Dr. Tony Joseph, Professor of History, speaks about Forgotten Founder James Iredell. Iredell was Governor of North Carolina and served as one of the first Supreme Court Justices. He immigrated to the colonies during his teenage years and became a strong supporter of American Independence.
Iredell wasn’t the most vocal or rabid revolutionary, but he was consistent and convicted in his belief that America should be free from British rule.
If George Washington is considered the father of his country, Martha is most certainly its mother.
Dr. Tony Joseph, Professor of History, speaks about the importance of Martha Washington to our nation’s founding, Martha was in many was just as important to the Revolutionary cause as ammunition, provision, and strategy. She provided emotional and inspirational support for both General Washington and his army.
Dr. Emily Stelzer, professor of Literature at HBU, speaks about the remarkable life of poet and slave Phyllis Wheatley. This lecture was part of our “Women of the American Republic” lecture series. Dr. Stelzer told the story of a young woman kidnapped from Africa, sold into slavery, who overcame great odds to become the first black women to publish a book of poetry in the new United States.
Phyllis Wheatley is a remarkable contradiction – a slave who writes about the promise of liberty, and often praises the men who fought for American freedom even as they owned slaves. Even today, we struggle to define her,
Our mission is pass on our constitutional culture to the next generation.
Dr. Chris Hammons is the program coordinator for Government and a professor of Government. He is the director of The Morris Family Center for Law & Liberty. Thanks to a gift by University founding father Stewart Morris, a classroom building modeled after Independence Hall will be constructed on HBU’s campus. The project will further the Center’s educational and community engagement objectives.
The Morris Family Center for Law & Liberty hosts an annual lecture series presented by HBU faculty. For the 2018-2019 academic year, the theme was Women of the American Republic. Dr. Doni Wilson, Professor of English, spoke about the importance of Abigail Adams to the Revolutionary movement, and the influence on her husband John.
Without Abigail Adams, there would have been no John.
Mercy Otis Warren set the stage for the American Revolution.
The Morris Family Center for Law & Liberty hosts an annual lecture series presented by HBU faculty. For the 2018-2019 academic year, the theme was Women of the American Republic. Dr. Sara Frear, Professor of American History, spoke about the role of Mercy Otis Warren in the American Revolution.
The Morris Family Center for Law & Liberty hosts a Thomas Jefferson Dinner for it’s supporters and interested parties. The guest of honor that evening was none other than Thomas Jefferson himself. Mr. Jefferson spoke on the importance of education as the key to preserving Liberty.
It is with full heart, and true advocacy, that I can say with honesty, Go Huskies!
Constitutionalism is a choice that we have to make. It is a culture that we must pass on.
Dr. Chris Hammons, Director of the Morris Family Center for Law & Liberty, speaks with HBU students during the annual Constitutional Day convocation. Dr. Hammons spoke about the importance of constitutionalism and our nation’s founding principles.