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It happens once every year and the crowd never fails to disappoint.

The University of Georgia will offer the public an opportunity to see a copy of the Constitution of the Confederate States of America.

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The Athens Banner-Herald previously reported that the document is over 150 years old. The document is more than 12 feet long and has five connected pieces of vellum. The fragility of the document is why it is only available for public viewing once a year.

Interestingly, the document was discovered by a journalist in 1865 who stumbled upon a box that was abandoned after Confederate troops fled. The Confederate Constitution was adopted on March 11, 1861.

It will be on display at the Richard B. Russell Special Collections Library on Friday March 10. the document, which is more than 150 years old, will be on display at the Richard B. Russell Special Collections Library on Friday.



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Jessica Szilagyi is statewide contributor for All On Georgia and Market Manager for Southeast Georgia. Her main focus with All On Georgia is state and local politics as well as agriculture. She’s served as a policy analyst at the State Capitol and as a campaign manager in political races across the state.

She writes for and has two blogs of her own: ‘The Perspicacious Conservative’, a political blog, and ‘Hair Blowers to Lawn Mowers’, a blog on moving from Atlanta to rural Georgia. Jessica is also a contributor for Fox5 Atlanta’s ‘Like it Or Not.’