In collaboration with the New-York Historical Society, the Bryant Park Reading Room presents a series of free lectures to stimulate your mind on popular topics including biography, Civil War history, politics, and more.
At only 1,337 words, the Declaration of Independence irrevocably transformed world history and governance. Written over 200 years ago, the words of our nation's founding text continue to reverberate with their ideals of freedom, individualism, and community. Danielle Allen, a political philosopher renowned for her work on justice and citizenship, provides an in-depth look at America's founding text and the architects behind its tenets.
Danielle Allen, author of Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality, is a professor of social science at the Institute for Advanced Study.
This program will be held at the Reading Room in Bryant Park. The Reading Room is located on the 42nd Street side of the park between 5th and 6th Avenues. Look for the burgundy and white umbrellas.
Rain Venue: In case of summer showers, there will be an on-site tent. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location or contact New-York Historical’s Department of Public Programs at 212-485-9205.
Free Admission. No advance reservation is required. First come, first served.
This program is produced in partnership with the Bryant Park Corporation.