Athens State University will be hosting its annual Constitution Day Celebration ceremony in the Kares Library Commons Area on Thursday, September 17 at 11:00 am. Dr. Sean Busick, Athens State University Professor of History, will speak on “Remembering the American Revolution.” For the safety of all in attendance, social distancing measures will be in place and face coverings will be required.

Dr. Busick is currently editing a volume of the letters of William Gilmore Simms. A leading literary figure in the Old South, Simms corresponded with and advanced the careers of many significant writers of the early 19th century. The project and collection will help scholars better understand Antebellum American literary studies and the intellectual circles in which Simms moved. Dr. Busick has written or edited several volumes on Simms and 19th-century American history, including A Sober Desire for History: William Gilmore Simms as Historian (2005) and Patrick Henry-Onslow Debate: Liberty and Republicanism in American Political Thought (2013). Dr. Busick currently serves as President-Elect of the Simms Society, and the finished project will provide much of the organizing theme of the 2022 conference, which is likely to be held at Athens State University.

This event is free and open to the public.