The Utah of the 21st century is known for its social and political conservatism, but surprisingly, the Beehive State has a long tradition of radical movements. From creating the communal United Order movement by pioneer settlers to electing members of the Socialist Party of America to local offices, Utah hasn’t always been the Reddest state. On Monday, we’ll talk about the history of Utah radicalism and the state’s revolutionary streak.
- John McCormick, author
- John Sillito, author
John McCormick and John Sillito will receive the 2012 Utah State History’s Francis Armstrong Madsen Award for Best History Book for “A History of Utah Radicalism” on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Fort Douglas Post Theater. They will also help kick off the 60th Annual Utah State History Conference, “Encounters: Moments of Change,” on Friday, Sept. 21 at 10:45 a.m. at the Fort Douglas Officer’s Club.
Happy Anniversary, U.S. Constitution! At 225 years old, the U.S. Constitution is the oldest written national constitution in continuous use. On Monday, we’ll talk about how the document continues to guide law, politics and society.
Judge Carolyn McHugh, Court of Appeals
A short program marking the 225th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution will be held Monday, Sept. 17 from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the rotunda of the Matheson Courthouse, 450 South State, Salt Lake City. Judge Carolyn McHugh, Utah Supreme Court Justice Christine M. Durham and Utah State Bar President Lori Nelson will participate.