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A Past Exhibit

REDACT: Obscuring the Maine Constitution

September 23, 2020 through January 30, 2021
Maine Historical Society Shettleworth Gallery

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REDACT: Obscuring the Maine Constitution examined the redaction of Maine’s 1820 Constitution in 1875. Working with James Francis (Penobscot), Darren Ranco (Penobscot), Donald Soctomah (Passamaquoddy) and Catherine Burns, we explored the ramifications that ceasing to print sections 1, 2, and 5 of Article 10 had upon Wabanaki communities and public lands.

Watch REDACT: A panel discussion on the redaction of Maine’s 1820 Constitution