Ira Berlin – professorUniversity of Maryland

Lonnie Bunch – founding directorNational Museum of African American History and Culture

Ken Burns – documentary film maker

Stockard Channing – actor

Nancy Dubuc – president and gm of HISTORY®

Joseph Ellis – professorMount Holyoke College

Paula Giddings – professorSmith College

Donald Graham – publisherThe Washington Post

James Horton – emeritus professorGeorge Washington University

Nancy Isenberg – professorLouisiana State University

Knight Kiplinger – publisherThe Kiplinger Report

Jim Lehrer – executive editor & producer, PBS NewsHour

James McPherson – emeritus professorPrinceton University, Pulitzer Prize winner

Cokie Roberts – journalist and author

Vicki Ruiz – professorUniversity of California, Irvine

Mrinalini Sinha – professorPenn State University

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich – professorHarvard University, Pulitzer Prize winner