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Frank J. Williams to present Constitution Day program at NOVA-Annandale

Frank J. Williams will be the Constitution Day speaker on Sept. 15 at 12:30 p.m. in the Ernst Community Cultural Center at the Annandale Campus of Northern Virginia Community College.

Williams served as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Rhode Island before his retirement in 2008. He is considered one of the nation’s leading scholars on the life and times of Abraham Lincoln. He is a major collector of Lincolniana, a popular lecturer before Lincoln and Civil War groups, and a scholar whose books include “Abraham Lincoln: Sources and Styles of Leadership”(1994) and“Abraham Lincoln Contemporary: An American Legacy”(1995). His latest book, “Judging Lincoln,” is a collection of his lectures and essays. Williams lives in Hope Valley, R.I.

The program is free and open to the public. Visitors without NOVA parking stickers should use the parking garage next to the Cultural Center for $1 per hour. NOVA’s Annandale Campus is located at 8333 Little River Turnpike. For more information, contact Terry Alford at talford@nvcc.edu or 703-323-3274.

Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through NOVA Online. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, www.nvcc.edu.