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Professor James Galt-Brown wants students at ABAC to discuss what citizenship in America means to them. Professor James Galt-Brown wants students at ABAC to discuss what citizenship in America means to them.
A PBS film on Hispanic experiences in America starts tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. A PBS film on Hispanic experiences in America starts tomorrow at 5:30 p.m.
Abraham Baldwin is one of two Georgians to sign the U.S. Constitution. Abraham Baldwin is one of two Georgians to sign the U.S. Constitution.
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

What does it mean to be a citizen in the United States? That's one of the questions ABAC professors will be asking their students for their Constitution Day celebration.

September 17th marks the 226th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution by Georgia's own Abraham Baldwin. ABAC is named after Baldwin whose signature and accomplishments are displayed on the campus. A PBS film focusing on the experiences of Hispanics in America will be shown in honor of Constitution Day. Professors hope the film encourages both faculty and students to think about what citizenship in the United States means to them.

"What does it mean to you to be a citizen in the United States of America, said ABAC Associate Professor of History James Galt-Brown. " "What does America mean to you as a citizen? What are your responsibilities to it, and what are its responsibilities to you? Like President Kennedy said in 1961, ask not what your country can do for you but rather what you can do for your country."

The film starts Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in Conger Hall on ABAC's campus.

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