Press Release

“The Framers, The Bill of Rights, and Women’s Rights” lecture at UU


Sherry Mercurio
Director of Communications and Public Relations
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Urbana, OH (March 14, 2017)

“The Framers, The Bill of Rights, and Women’s Rights: The Curious Relationships” will be presented by Dr. Thomas T. Taylor on Wednesday, March 15 at 3 pm in the Swedenborg Memorial Library at Urbana University.  This presentation is part of  Women’s History Month programming at the University.  The library is located at 579 College Way, Urbana, Ohio.

Urbana University is currently hosting a pop-up exhibit, The Bill of Rights and You! which is part of Amending America, a national initiative exploring the power of the Bill of Rights and our enduring system of government. 

Dr. Taylor will discuss the relationships among the Constitution of 1787, the Bill of Rights of 1791 and the modern Bill of Rights and what all three had to do with women’s rights.

Dr. Taylor lives in Springfield, Ohio with his, wife Mechelle B. Taylor. A native southerner, he earned his Ph.D. in American Intellectual History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He teaches American history and constitutional history at Wittenberg University. Formerly, he was department chair and dean of the School of Community Education. He is a past president of the Ohio Academy of History and of the Clark County Historical Society. 

For questions about this program or the exhibit, call the University Library at 937-772-9313.


About Urbana University - A Branch Campus of Franklin University

Urbana University, a branch campus of Franklin University, prepares students for successful and professional careers within a caring and supportive environment. Regionally well known for education and teacher preparation programs, Urbana was founded in 1850 and acquired by Franklin in 2014. Urbana’s 128-acre, residential campus nestled in heart of Ohio provides a background for students actively engaged in campus activities through 20 student-led academic, professional, performing arts, social and service organizations. Blue Knights athletics includes 17 NCAA Division II sports and three intercollegiate club sports. Urbana University is a division of Franklin University, which is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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