Wayne State University Hosts Weaving Citizenship Into the Star-spangled Banner Lecture With The Henry Ford’s Marilyn Zoidis Sept. 17

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Wayne State University hosts Weaving Citizenship into the Star-Spangled Banner lecture with The Henry Ford’s Marilyn Zoidis Sept. 17; hosted by University’s Center for the Study of Citizenship in celebration of Citizenship and Constitution Day.

On Tuesday, September 17, join the Center for the Study of Citizenship at Wayne State University and Marilyn Zoidis, Director of Historical Resources at The Henry Ford for Weaving Citizenship into the Star-Spangled Banner, a special lecture focused on the flag’s larger themes of citizenship and American identity, inside the University’s General Lectures Auditorium at 7 p.m. As part of the celebration of Citizenship and Constitution Day, Zoidis will share how the flag serves as both a symbol of struggle and freedom and how it relates to the revitalization of Detroit.

Marilyn Zoidis has been the Director of Historical Resources at The Henry Ford since 2010. Prior to joining The Henry Ford, she was the senior curator of the Star-Spangled Banner Project at the National Museum of American History in Washington, DC.

Citizenship and Constitution Day is an American federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. It is observed on September 17, the day the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787.

Sponsored by MGM Grand Detroit the event is free and open to the public, although guests are encouraged to register in advance at http://events.wayne.edu/2013/09/17/citizenship-constitution-day-lecture-2013-43559/. The University’s General Lectures Auditorium is located on 5045 Anthony Wayne Drive in Detroit. Parking is $7 and requires a credit/debit or One entry card for entry and exit.

Wayne State University is a premier urban research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students.

About The Center for the Study of Citizenship at Wayne State University
The Center for the Study of Citizenship is the premier global institution dedicated to the interdisciplinary study and promotion of citizenship. Vital communities – social, economic and political – require informed, active citizens. For more information, visit http://www.clas.wayne.edu/citizenship/

About The Henry Ford
The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan is an internationally recognized cultural destination that brings the past forward by immersing visitors in the stories of ingenuity, resourcefulness and innovation that helped shape America. A national historic landmark with an unparalleled collection of artifacts from 300 years of American history, The Henry Ford is a force for sparking curiosity and inspiring tomorrow’s innovators. Nearly two million visitors annually experience its five attractions: Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, The Ford Rouge Factory Tour, The Benson Ford Research Center and The Henry Ford IMAX Theatre. A continually expanding array of content available online provides anytime, anywhere access. The Henry Ford is also home to Henry Ford Academy, a public charter high school which educates 485 students a year on the institution’s campus. For more information, please visit our website thehenryford.org.

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