Tryon Palace Hosts Author Linda Monk for Lecture and Book Signing

Constitutional scholar visits NC History Center Sept. 13 

In honor of Constitution Week, award-winning author and scholar Linda R. Monk, J.D., will give a free lecture entitled, “We the Whole People: How North Carolina Saved the Constitution,” at the North Carolina History Center from 2-3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 13. Monk will also sign copies of the newly revised edition of her book, “The Words We Live By: Your Annotated Guide to the Constitution.”

The previous edition of the book sold more than 150,000 copies and Pulitzer-Prize winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin called it, “A wonderfully accessible yet deeply insightful guide to our Constitution which should be read and enjoyed by a wide audience of old and young alike.”

A graduate of Harvard Law School, Monk twice received the American Bar Association’s Silver Gavel Award, the association’s highest honor for law-related media. She also served as series advisor for the PBS program “Constitution USA.” Her other works include, “Ordinary Americans: U.S. History Through the Eyes of Everyday People,” and “The Bill of Rights: A User’s Guide.”

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