Be A Part Of Virtual Declaration Day

Declaration day is an annual event hosted by George Mason’s Gunston Hall on the anniversary of the ratification of the Virginia Declaration of Rights on June 12, 1776. The Virginia Declaration of Rights was drafted by George Mason and was used as a guiding document to craft the Bill of Rights. Every year on June 12th, Gunston Hall commemorates the establishment of American rights such as freedom of the press and freedom of religion.

This year, hear from renowned author and New York University professor of journalism, Stephen D. Solomon on George Mason’s choice to include freedom of the press in the Declaration. Why did our founders care about press freedoms?  What was life like without protections on printing and speaking?  Discover the revolutionary nature of Mason’s statement “That the freedom of the press is one of the great bulwarks of liberty.”

Stephen D. Solomon is Marjorie Deane Professor at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University, where he teaches First Amendment law. He is author of Revolutionary Dissent: How the Founding Generation Created the Freedom of Speech.

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Maryam N. is a Senior Writer at Nesbitt Realty. She is an expert on Fairfax County. Maryam has also worked previously as a geologist. She is a foodie and enjoys cooking and exploring new restaurants.