Missouri Professional Communicators Event: Updating Public Monuments

Lynne M. Jackson, great-great-granddaughter of Dred and Harriet Scott, will lead a program about updating public monuments. Recent efforts of the Dred Scott Heritage Foundation, which she founded and heads, resulted in a $65,000 grant from the Mellon Foundation Monuments Project to construct The Dred Scott Memorial Monument at Calvary Cemetery.

She will be joined by Mr. Jody Sowell, the new President and CEO of the Missouri History Museum, discussing the new Thomas Jefferson panels.

Saturday, March 18, 2023
10:00 am
St. Louis Artists’ Guild
12 Jackson Ave, Clayton, MO 63105, USA

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Groundbreaking A New Vision, St. Louis Old Courthouse

Faces of Dred Scott at the St Louis Law Library

Circuit Court Building March 7 – April 4 2023

Registration is required: https//:www.llastl.org/DredScottExhibit

New Science Fiction Reading Club

#ANewChapter: A Science Fiction Reading Club is the latest installment of Reading: A Civil Right, a division of the Dred Scott Heritage Foundation’s literature program.

The Dred Scott Heritage Foundation, The Imagine Society, and the Green Hill Juvenile Detention Center have partnered together and selected a Science Fiction Reading Club as our first collaboration! This February, we’re inviting all teen readers to celebrate the science in science fiction and how young people can positively impact their future! The reading club is an exciting new project for 2023 in The Imagine Society’s #ANewChapter and The Dred Scott Heritage Foundation’s “Reading: A Civil Right” campaigns uniting young readers across the country and beyond! The book selection features exciting classic and contemporary titles!

Science made it possible for robots to stroll through the canyons and craters on Mars, and for you to scroll through the posts and profiles on the internet. The study of science has led to amazing discoveries that have opened our world to limitless possibilities. It’s also part of the things that help us every day. Whether big like a black hole or small like a microchip, our present and our future are shaped by science. These technological advancements can help our world in extraordinary ways and other times may feel like they hurt us or hinder certain communities. This fall we challenge you to imagine YOUR future while reading SCIENCE FICTION!

THANK YOU Jeannie, Danielle, and Julie.

How can you get involved? It’s easy!

Keynote for MLK Jr at MOHIS

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY AT THE MISSOURI HISTORICAL SOCIETY 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 15, 2023  2:00 P.M. – 3:30 P.M.
LEE AUDITORIUM

BE INSPIRED BY THE LEGACY OF KING’S DREAM COMING TO PASS THROUGH THE WORKS OF LOCAL AND NATIONAL COMMUNITY GROUPS.

ENJOY A BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION HOSTED BY THE HISTORY MUSEUM IMMEDIATELY AFTER.  FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

See more details on this and all MLK Jr. Weekend events at this link:

https://mohistory.org/events/mlk-community-celebration-2-01-15-2023

The keynote speaker is Lynne M. Jackson, Dred Scott Descendant speaking on the MLK, Jr. theme:

THE BELOVED COMMUNITY: IT BEGINS WITH ME.

Hear how individuals and organizations are working to break the cycle of generational injustices.

SUMNER HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WILL PERFORM DURING THE PROGRAM.

(Note: All likenesses are modified art forms.)

MUSIC LEGENDS FROM THE VILLE HONORED AT HISTORY MUSEUM

With the support of the Steinway Music Gallery in Maryland Heights

HONORING MUSIC LEGENDS
ALLEDA WARD WELLS AND KENNETH BROWN BILLUPS
FEATURING FORMER STUDENTS AND THE LEGEND SINGERS SUMNER HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH

HAPPY HOUR FROM 5 PM TO 6:30 PM IN THE GRAND HALL MUSIC CELEBRATION FROM 6:30 PM – 8 PM IN THE AUDITORIUM

Mrs. Wells taught hundreds of young people how to play classical music in her home on Goode Ave in the Ville neighborhood in St. Louis from approximately 1945-1995, over 50 years. 

She had outstanding talent and was trained by the best!

Her mother, Mrs.Ward, saw to it that she had the best and therefore she GAVE the best.

On December 1, 2022, she was honored by her former students at the Missouri History Museum along with another Ville legend, Mr. Kenneth Brown Billups. Between the two of them, there was no lack of musical excellence in the African American neighborhood, the VILLE.

Mrs. Wells was well known for her bi-annual 8 Piano Festivals where as many as 16 people were playing such beautiful renditions of Ferrante and Tiecher’s Tonight and Exodus among many other beautiful melodies. Sleigh Ride was a favorite and must have composers such as a Bach two-part invention, Beethoven, Chopin, Rachmaninoff and Mozart were annual requirements for students in the National Piano Guild Competition.

I (Lynne) do not neglect to put my time with her on my professional resumes.  Asked once if I really needed it, I said emphatically,”Yes!”  Never would I diminish the importance of the privilege to have been one of her students or would she be diminished by being omitted.  The Alleda Ward Wells Studio was the Juilliard in the Ville!!!!

She was a woman of faith, beauty, confidence, excellence and love.  We all loved her.  She gave her best and we gave ours back to her!

Dred Scott Reconciliation Conference 2022

Matt Lockett and Will Ford III

Join us for a storytelling time of how Sons and Daughters of enslaved and slavers have met in this day and age around unexpected and unplanned circumstances to be the people of this generation to fulfill the hopes and aspirations of their ancestors. Lunch will be provided.

Saturday, October 29, 2022
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Click on the link below to register or RSVP.

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We look forward to seeing you at
The Dred Scott Reconciliation Conference 2022.

First Baptist Church of Ferguson
333 N Florissant
Ferguson, MO 63135

Sponsored By:

LIFE, TIMES, AND FREEDOM SUITS OF DRED AND HARRIET SCOTT

The Law Library Association of St. Louis is holding a webinar with panelists Judge Stanley Wallach, Former Chief Justice Michael Wolff, Lynne M. Jackson and Judge Heather Cunningham as moderator. 

Lawyers can earn CLEs and this program will be open to the public virtually. 

Conversations with Kenyatta

This week on Conversations with Kenyatta, Kenyatta D. Berry,  author of The Family Tree Toolkit, and host of PBS’ Genealogy Roadshow is joined by Lynne Jackson, President, and Founder of The Dred Scott Heritage Foundation, and descendant of Dred Scott.

This exhibit will be open on the following dates:

Saturday, Sept. 1012:00 Noon – 4:00 p.m.
Monday,  Sept. 121:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 14 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 18 12:00 Noon – 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 2211:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 281:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 304:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Request for special times can be made for groups of 10 or more.

Commemorate | Educate | Reconcile

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