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Join Janine Turner, Cathy Gillespie, & Constituting America’s Student Ambassadors as we chat with Constitutional experts on hot-topic issues via Zoom! You are not on camera but may ask questions via Q&A! Ambassadors: Tova Love Kaplan, Dakare Chatman, Jewel Gilbert, & Jorne Gilbert.
Tony Williams is the author of six books including the brief and engaging “Hamilton: An American Biography” (Rowman Littlefield) and “Washington & Hamilton: The Alliance that Created America,” (Sourcebooks,2015), co-authored with Stephen F. Knott.
He has also written “America’s Beginnings: The Dramatic Events that Shaped a Nation’s Character,”(2011), “The Jamestown Experiment:The Remarkable Story of the Enterprising Colony and the Unexpected Results that Shaped America”(2011),”Pox and the Covenant: Franklin, Mather, and the Epidemic that Changed America’s Destiny”(2010), and, “Hurricane of Independence: The Untold Story of the Deadly Storm at the Deciding Moment of the American Revolution”(2008)
He is a Senior Teaching Fellow at the Bill of Rights Institute and holds history degrees from Syracuse University and Ohio State University He taught history for fifteen years and was a fellow at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. He lives with his family in Williamsburg, VA. He blogs regularly at www.wjmi.org and www.constitutingamerica.org
He has lectured across the country including Colonial Williamsburg, the Virginia Festival of the Book, the U.S. State Department, the U.S. Department of Education, National Park Service Revolutionary War Battlesites, NASA, several universities and countless civics and history groups. He appeared as a commentator on Bill O’Reilly’s “Legends & Lies: The Patriots” and has appeared several times on C-SPAN’s Book TV.
He can be reached for speaking engagements by contacting him at Twitter @TWilliamsAuthor
Actress Janine Turner is famous for her role as Maggie O’Connell in televisions’ Northern Exposure. She is the Founder and Co-President of Constituting America which launched in 2010. She is still acting but she is also actively teaching kids about the U.S. Constitution given over 540 speeches to classrooms across the country.
Cathy Gillespie is the co-president of Constituting America and one of 16 private citizens serving on the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission, helping organize the celebration of our country’s 250th birthday in 2026! She is a former Congressional Chief of Staff and former Commissioner of the White House Fellows Commission.
Tova Love Kaplan is seventeen years old and lives in Chicago, Illinois. She currently serves as the National Youth Director for Constituting America, and runs the National Youth Advisory Council. She is a three-time winner of the “We the Future” contest and is passionate about educating and empowering young people to use their constitutional rights!
Jewel Gilbert is Executive Producer of Sing for America, a family based company that he founded with his brother Jorne. Sing For America seeks to show the art of Truth and Light through live performance. Both Jewel and his brother are proud former We The People contest winners! Sing For America is an actor-run theatre company which specializes in semi-professional musicals, private training in the arts, school drama solutions, and public entertainment events all while revealing a colorblind world onstage. Jewel and his brother are graduates of Moravian College, where they each earned a BA in Musical Performance and Dramatic Production.
Jorne Gilbert is Operations Director of Sing for America, aa family based company that he founded with his brother Jewel. Sing For America seeks to show the art of Truth and Light through live performance. Both Jorne and his brother are proud former We The People contest winners! Sing For America is an actor-run theatre company which specializes in semi-professional musicals, private training in the arts, school drama solutions, and public entertainment events all while revealing a colorblind world onstage. Jorne and his brother are graduates of Moravian College, where they each earned a BA in Musical Performance and Dramatic Production.