Dred Scott Heritage Foundation Co-Sponsors

Presentation in Ferguson on the Law

The Dred Scott Heritage Foundation, along with N.O.B.L.E. (National Organization of Black Law Enforcement) Land of Lincoln Chapter and The Ethics Project will host “The Law and YOU:  Know Your Rights” on Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at The Greater St. Mark Family Church located in Ferguson at 9950 Glen Owen Dr., 63136.

This event will be moderated by Retired U.S. Marshal, Robert Moore of Springfield, IL.  Appointed by President Clinton, he is author of All the President’s Men, detailing for the first time the history of Black United States Marshals.  He has served as Deputy Chief of Police, Criminal Investigation of Savanna, Georgia and as Chief of Police in Jackson, Mississippi.  He and his team will discuss how best to engage law officials with an emphasis on how not to violate your own civil rights in the process of an engagement.  The dialogue will address how respect, cooperation, and accountability are required from both sides.  Other local law enforcement agents have been invited.

Adding insight will be Dr. Christi Griffin, founder of The Ethics Project and author of Incarcerations in Black and White and Lynne Jackson, president and founder of the Dred Scott Heritage Foundation, a great-great granddaughter of Dred Scott and author of The Dred Scott Activity and Coloring Book for children.

“Marshall Moore has participated in past reconciliation events with the Dred Scott Heritage Foundation”, Jackson said.  “He and his team are happy to come and share their experience and expertise with those interested in dialoging about the interface between citizens and the law.  Their extensive backgrounds will provide valuable insight.   An understanding of our rights will give a better sense of understanding and confidence as people exercise their privileges of  lawful free assembly and freedom of speech.“

The event is free and open to the public.  For more information, contact Chanin Paxton, 910-964-8790 or visit their website at www.thedredscottfoundation.org.