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Posted By: Robert Moore on April 22, 2012

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Black Marshal Publishing
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The Marshfield Cherry Blossom Festival

Springfield Author invited to share discussion panel with historic figures Lynne Jackson, the ggGranddaughter of Harriett and Dred Scott and the GGGrandson Bert Hayes-Davis of Confederate President Jefferson Davis

Retired U. S. Marshal, Retired Illinois State Trooper, former Chief of Police, Jackson and Author of the Historic Book “The Presidents Men: Black United States Marshals in America,” has been invited to participate on a panel discussion with Lynne Jackson, the ggGranddaughter of Harriett and Dred Scott and the GGGrandson of Confederate President Jefferson Davis on Friday April 27, 2012 and to attend a reception for Jena Bush, the Daughter of President Bush at the Marshfield Mo. Cherry Blossom Festival. At the end of his tenure as U.S. Marshal in Springfield, Marshal Moore worked 14 months under President Bush administration and during his tenure as Chief of Police in Jackson, Ms the Police department provided a Motorcycle escort and security for him during a political Visit to Jackson. And during a photo opportunity he thanked Chief Moore for the escort and protection. In Chapter 12 of his book, the title is “President George W. Bush appoints seven Black Marshals: A Record Number for a Republican President.” and now the author has an invitation to attend his daughters reception in a town where President descendents gather-----On the Panel discussion Marshal Moore will share the "courage and conviction" it took for a young Black State Trooper to leaded the historic Affirmative action program of the Illinois State Police in the 1970 that resulted in a change of the State Police workforce from 1.9 Black Trooper to 27.5 Minority and female, the Courage and conviction to develop and implement Affirmative Action Programs at the state and federal levels and to challenge the way the Marshal Service History Book was written and to write a new chapter in this History.---and the consequences for his family for leading this these successful Affirmative Action effort.

President Jefferson Davis He's one of the most misunderstood figures in this country's history," Davis' great-great grandson Bert Hayes-Davis said.

Hayes-Davis recounts a long list of his great-great grandfather's accomplishments: West Point graduate, war hero, U.S. congressman, senator and Cabinet member.

"He was an American patriot," he said.

As a U.S. senator, Davis was a key proponent of The Smithsonian Institute's creation.

As secretary of War under President Franklin Pierce, he helped design the National Capitol and the Statue of Freedom atop its dome.

"No one knows that," Hayes-Davis said. "Those are the things we want people to realize."

To most people, Davis' life boils down to one day: Nov. 6, 1861 — the day he was elected president of the Confederate States of America.

The Cherry Blossom Festival was honored to receive a special message from George H.W. & Barbara Bush accepting the star on the Marshfield Missouri Walk of Fame on behalf of Dorothy Walker Bush.
The Marshfield Cherry Blossom Festival is an annual three-day event in the spring that celebrates the city of Marshfield and the state of Missouri. Activities are varied and are scheduled throughout the event. There are opportunities for vendors to sell and customers to buy crafts, food, books and many other wonderful things. There are fun activities for the entire family and special speakers are brought in that are both entertaining and educational. People and events that have impacted our city, state, and nation are honored and remembered at a luncheon, dinner or special ceremony held during the three day event.

Descendants of Presidents are invited to come and share their stories. Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Cleveland, Ford, these are just a few of the Presidents that have been represented at the Cherry Blossom Festivities.

Celebrities with ties to Missouri are also invited. Browse the site to see pictures and read some of the exciting things that have occurred in the past or better yet, start planning on attending next year's celebration at the Marshfield Cherry Blossom
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