Constitutional scholar to address DAR
Published 12:00 pm Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Noted Constitutional scholar and author Linda Monk will return to her Vicksburg roots to address the Ashmead chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution Saturday at 10 a.m. at Main Street Market.
Monk, a Harvard-trained lawyer, is a free-lance writer and consultant who lives in Virginia, grew up in Vicksburg and is a member of the Ashmead Chapter. Besides addressing the meeting, Monk will sign copies of her books.
She published “The Words We Live By: Your Annotated Guide to the Constitution” in 2003. She also wrote “Ordinary Americans: U.S. History Through the Eyes of Everyday People,” updated to include the events of Sept. 11 and the Oklahoma City bombing.
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Monk won the American Bar Association’s Silver Gavel Award, its highest honor for law-related media, for “The Bill of Rights: A User’s Guide.”
The local DAR meets each first Saturday of the month at the restaurant at Main and Cherry. Visitors are welcome.