Kay Cole James is a black, conservative, and Christian who has lived the American Dream without forgetting her roots. She has served under two U.S. Presidents and now heads a conservative think tank. Kay is the first black president of the Heritage Foundation, and the author of two books, Never Forget: The Riveting Story of One Woman’s Journey from Public Housing to the Corridors of Power and Transforming America from the Inside Out.

Kay Coles James has an extensive background in crafting public policy and leading in nearly every sector of America’s economy. She has worked at the local, state, and federal levels of government under the administrations of former U.S. President George H. W. Bush, served twice between (1989-1993), former Virginia Governor George Allen (1994-1996), and former U.S. President George W. Bush (2001-2005), and she has also served dozens of organizations in the corporate, and nonprofit arenas. Mrs. James has a passion for serving the youth of America and has substantial experience in the field of education.

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Transforming America from the Inside Out

Never Forget: The Riveting Story of One Woman’s Journey from Public Housing to the Corridors of Power

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Dr. Carol M. Swain is an award-winning political scientist, a former professor of political science and professor of law at Vanderbilt University, and a lifetime member of the James Madison Society, an international community of scholars affiliated with the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University. Before joining Vanderbilt in 1999, Dr. Swain was a tenured associate professor of politics and public policy at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Dr. Swain is host of the podcast Be The People, here on the America Out Loud Podcast Network. Passionate about empowering others to raise their voices in the public square she is an author, public speaker, and political commentator. Dr. Swain is the author or editor of eight books with a ninth forthcoming in 2018.