“The President’s Men: Black United States Marshals in America.”
History books, television and movies have shaped the images of how we think U.S Marshals look---These Books, Movies & Televisions productions have introduced Matt Dillon of the T.V. Series” Gun smoke,” and the recent movies the “Fugitive” chasing Dr. Kimble, (Harrison Ford) and the “U S. Marshals,” chasing a black fugitive played by (Wesley Snipes) have not told us the whole truth. Even the Marshal Service official history book have not presented an accurate picture of the brave people who help shape this nation while serving this nation as deputy United States Marshals and Presidential appointed Marshals. These images and lack of information has created a, “ Certain Blindness” in the African American Communities and the larger society about the participation of black men and women in the oldest federal law enforcement agencies in the nation who have contributed to the building of this nation---
The New Black History/Political Book entitled "The President's Men: Black United States Marshal in America,” will shatter these old images of how we think U.S. Marshal look and leave readers asking the question, how could 132 yeas of these men and women’s history, who were appointed by our Presidents, be summarizes in two and one half sentences in the Marshals Service official history book.
The President’s Men: Black United States Marshals in America explodes with new findings about Black U.S. marshals, whose contributions and achievements were once summarized by only two-and-one-half sentences in the official record book about U.S. Marshals. Presidential approved and appointed; the book explains that they were his men and women to marshal in law enforcement. The book is a twelve years’ research journey by Robert Moore, author, who became the second African-American from Illinois to be appointed to the position of an U.S. Marshal in 1994 by President Bill Clinton.
The President’s Men: Black United States Marshals in America gives new insight into the oldest law enforcement agency in the nation and will introduced readers to the 66 prestigious black men and women who have received these appointments from only nine presidents since the inception of the Marshal Service in 1789. Readers will be shocked to learn that Frederick Douglass, appointed by President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1877 was the first African American to be appointed a United States Marshals and that it would be 85 years before another African American would be appointed to this position.
The President’s Men: Black United States Marshals in America will give readers new insight to why the Washington, DC Bar Associations opposed Marshal Douglass nomination and what major newspaper was apart of an attempt to have President Hayes remove Douglass from office after he was confirm as Marshal for the District of Columbia. Readers will be able to read Marshal Douglass letter to the editor of this major newspaper defending himself. You will also gain insight into the author fight to save his nomination in Springfield, Illinois, 116 years after Marshal Douglass successful fight in 1877 and the role three prominent U.S. Senators played in saving their nomination.
The President’s Men: Black United States Marshals in Americais a book that fills in what history left out. It gives a clear historical picture of the selection of African-American Marshals by Democrat and Republican Parties’ presidents in the 222-year history of these appointments. A history book for all ages, it may be used by libraries, high schools, colleges--for law enforcement studies, Black History, American History courses, and political science instructions.
Black Marshal Publishing