Presented by Bertram Hayes-Davis
Historian and Great-great Grandson of Jefferson Davis
Time: 7:00 PM (For this meeting dinner will not be served. Masks recommended.)
Location: UNT Health Science Center, MET Building, 1000 Montgomery, Fort Worth 76109, Room 124N
Bertram Hayes-Davis has spent a lifetime studying about Jefferson Davis. This interest comes easily to him since he is the great-great Grandson of the former President of the Confederacy. His presentation will cover Davis’s life from 1861 to 1889. It will focus on his decisions during his presidency and then move into his flight from Richmond. (Bertram and his wife, Carol, retraced the entire route.) It will also include his time in Memphis and his move to Beauvoir – closing with his funeral and reburial. In short, it will give us some insight into Davis, the man, not the military and political leader. It should be a great presentation. Hope to see you there.
Bertram Hayes-Davis is deeply committed to educating the public about the life and legacy of his distinguished ancestor. Bertram has served since 1976 as the President of the Davis Family Association and since 1988 as the President of the Papers of Jefferson Davis. He is the former Executive Director of Beauvoir, the last home of Jefferson Davis and the Presidential Library in Biloxi Mississippi. Over the last 40 years, Bertram has traveled and spoken at a majority of Davis sights throughout the country. He and his wife Carol live in Vicksburg, Mississippi where they own Vicksburg Old Town Tours.