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African American Golfers’ Digest

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD Springfield, Illinois resident and historian Robert Moore, himself a former U.S. Marshal. Moore, 68, has dedicated his retirement years to the history of African Americans in the U.S. Marshals Service, touring the nation with an exhibit he created on African American marshals and promoting his book, The Presidents Men: Black United States

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Illinois Times Article about the Author

Black marshals get their due Springfield author tours nation to share history Bass Reeves once single-handedly arrested 19 horse thieves. A deputy U.S. Marshal from 1875 to 1907, Reeves made more than 3,000 arrests and even once arrested his own son who was wanted for murder. But despite his reputation as a fearless and skilled

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Recent News about the Author

Local Author, Historian Retired U.S.Marshal Former Jackson Ms. Police Chief from Pontotoc Mississippi, who led successful effort to have Black Marshal’s recognized who served on James Meredith Protection detail 50 years ago at Ole Miss in 1962/63 to be Honored and will speak at Ole Miss Monday October 1, 2012 on U.S. marshal 50 Anniversary

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U.S. Marshal Luke Moore

U.S. Marshal Luke Moore at Ole Miss, 1962 Many Americans are familiar with the now iconic images of James Meredith, the black student who desegregated the University of Mississippi in October 1962, surrounded by white U.S. marshals assigned to protect him and ensure that a U.S. Supreme Court desegregation order be enforced.  Few of us

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Gittens, Charles LeRoy

Gittens, Charles LeRoy (1928–2011) Charles L. Gittens was an American Secret Service agent.  He joined the Secret Service in 1956, becoming the agency’s first African American agent.  An Army veteran, Gittens began his career at the agency’s office in Charlotte, North Carolina.  However, he was soon posted to its New York field office, where he

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Bolden, Abraham

Bolden, Abraham (1935- ) Abraham Bolden, often erroneously referred to as the first black Secret Service Agent, was in fact the first black agent assigned to the prestigious White House Detail.  Bolden was born to Daniel and Ophelia Bolden in East St. Louis, Illinois on January 19, 1935.  He graduated from East St. Louis’s Lincoln

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Most Recent Book Release From Author

Release of  Latest Book. Our latest  book on the contribution of our forgotten Marshals is due for release on January 3rd, 2011. Features of the Book Author:  Robert Moore “The Presidents” Men Black United States Marshals in America” Black Marshal Publishing 3709 Kingsley Drive Springfield, Illinois 652711 Perfect Bound Size: 9 x 7 135  pages.

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