ANNOUNCING: THE PETITION FOR A DRED SCOTT COMMEMORATIVE STAMP


This year is the 160th Anniversary of the Dred Scott Decision of 1857. That decision was a major legal event and a catalyst that contributed to the Civil War. The decision declared that Dred Scott could not be free because he was not a citizen. The 14th Amendment, also called the Dred Scott Amendment, granted citizenship to all born or naturalized here and was intended to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court Decision on July 9, 1868.
 

The Foundation is requesting a commemorative stamp to recognize and remember the heritage of this amendment by issuing stamp with the likeness of the man, Dred Scott. We need the support of thousands of people who would like to see this happen.

 

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To this achieve this goal, we are asking you to download, sign and share the one-page petition with others. If you are willing, fill a page (or several pages) with signatures and send to the address at the bottom of the page. You can make copies for anywhere you can get signatures. (Only one signature per person please!) Click the link to download the petition.

Under the leadership of Mary Sternberg, Florida Social Studies Teacher of the Year 2016, Seminole Middle School in Florida acquired 1,500 letters and signatures to jump start the campaign.
 
Challenge:  Can you beat that? Give it a try and once again be a part of making history. We appreciate all efforts. Many thousands of signatures are needed so please join the campaign today! Stay tuned for updates.

Come one! Come all! Commemorate the 160th anniversary of the historic day when the Scotts received their freedom!

Written by Liz Sharpe-Taylor

The Dred Scott Heritage Foundation in collaboration with the Missouri History Museum, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and with support from Sandberg Phoenix and von Gontard, P.C. are partnering together to commemorate the 160thanniversary of the historic day when the Scotts received their freedom. * On Saturday, August 12, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., the Foundation and the History Museum will host a celebration of that little known but monumental day with a series of festivities to recognize the long battle fought by the Scott family to win their freedom from enslavement.

The event will feature several presentations:

  • A play, A Man of His Time, written by Kate Taney Billingsley, a descendant of Chief Justice Roger B.Taney of the Dred Scott Decision, and performed and directed by the St Louis Black Rep;
  • A presentation by Lynne Madison Jackson titled Dred Scott: The History You Never Knew, revealing little known facts about St. Louis’ history and its relationship to the Dred Scott case;
  • A musical composition entitled Freedom Suite, a powerful three-part movement written for the Dred Scott family by Dr. Barbara Harbach, Professor of Music at the University of Missouri–St. Louis, to be performed by the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, featuring Alison Harney, Jessica Cheng, Chris Tantillo, Melissa Brooks and David DeRiso.
  • And an encore panel discussion – Dred Scott Presents: Sons and Daughters of Reconciliation. Panelist include the families of Thomas Jefferson, (Shannon Lanier) Peter Blow, Scott’s owners (John LeBourgeois), Dred Scott (Lynne Jackson), Justice Roger B. Taney (Kate Taney Billingsley) and Jefferson Davis (Bertram Hayes-Davis).  Their stories will reveal facts known and unknown facts about how their families are connected to the Dred Scott Decision.

For younger participants, the History Clubhouse will have special Dred Scott activities, and games provided by Anthony Clair, owner of Time 4Fun Events. Children will have the opportunity to learn from the Dred Scott Activity and Coloring Book, written by Lynne Madison Jackson, for the Foundation, supported by Really Big Coloring Books.

In addition, local actors John LaGrone and Peggy Nealy Harris from the Dred Scott Theatre Troupe and the Missouri History Museum’s Civil Rights Exhibit will portray famous characters of the Dred Scott Decision. Local artists Debi Piclkler, and CBABI Bayoc will create inspiring art in the grand hall.

Participating community organizations presenting that day include: Community Women Against Hardship, Father’s Support Center, Covering House, Greenwood Cemetery, Office of the Secretary of State, Really Big Coloring Books, EyeSeeMe African American Children’s Books, Dred Scott Stamp Campaign, Strength to Love Media Project, Time 4 Fun, Young Friends of Dred Scott and the DSHFoundation. * The actual date of the Scott family’s freedom was May 26, 1857

This event was initiated by and is generously sponsored by Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard P.C. We express thanks and appreciation to our sponsoring law firm.

The event is free and open to the public.

 

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Minnesota Historical Society Vocalessence Witness Community Conversations “Legacies of Strength”

Join a unique event featuring descendants of people who share a special connection to Fort Snelling. Lynne Jackson will share stories of her great-great-grandparents, Dred and Harriet Scott, whose fight for freedom led our nation closer to civil war. Sharon Harper will speak about her ancestor, Robert Hickman, who escaped slavery during the Civil War and found a new life in Minnesota.

For more information read … http://www.mnhs.org/event/3266

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ANNOUNCING: OFFICIAL KICKOFF OF THE DRED SCOTT COMMEMORATIVE STAMP LETTER WRITING CAMPAIGN

In 2015, a letter was sent to request a Dred Scott stamp. On this 160th Anniversary, we are requesting thousands of letters and petitions that are needed to be written in support of a Dred Scott Commemorative Stamp.

The request is in recognition of the 14th Amendment in 2018. It is also called the Dred Scott Amendment. Mary Sternberg is the coordinator who has already worked with a Florida Middle School which submitted almost 1,500 requests. We will be asking for your help and support to submit support letters.

Look for more information soon!

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Below, the proposed “concept proofs” designed by St. Louis-based Designer, Mark Scott Carroll.

Missouri History Museum St. Louis Civil Rights Struggle Exhibit

St. Louis has a long and documented history of challenging racial injustice. This history includes several key battles having long-lasting impact on the City of St. Louis and the nation as a whole. The Missouri History Museum’s recent installation #1 In Civil Rights, The African American Freedom Struggle in St. Louis presents the accounts of this history that has been too often unacknowledged.

For information about this exhibit, please visit: http://mohistory.org/civilrights

The Taney Family Apology

Featured on the front page of the Baltimore Sun, Washington Post, third page of the Capitol Gazette and The Associated Press, news of the 160th Anniversary of The Dred Scott Decision from Annapolis, MD went nationwide and as far away as England!

 

NATIONAL

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/supreme-court-justice-family-apologizes-family-slave-45961401

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/03/07/judges-family-apologizes-160-years-after-dred-scott.html

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/roger-taney-dred-scott-families-reconcile-160-years-after-infamous-supreme-court-decision/ar-AAnVs5Z?li=BBnbcA1

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_DRED_SCOTT_APOLOGY?SITE=APSECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-03-07-12-11-21

https://www.yahoo.com/news/supreme-court-justice-family-apologizes-family-slave-140631964.html

http://www.bing.com/news/search?q=Taney+Apology%2c+ANNAPOLIS%2c+Maryland&qpvt=taney+apology%2c+annapolis%2c+maryland&FORM=EWRE

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/maryland/articles/2017-03-06/supreme-court-justice-family-apologizes-to-family-of-slave (US News & World Report)

https://www.arcamax.com/currentnews/newsheadlines/s-1934291

http://portal.truvista.net/news/read/category/News/article/the_associated_press-supreme_court_justice_family_apologizes_to_family-ap

http://wowway.net/news/read/category/us/article/the_associated_press-supreme_court_justice_family_apologizes_to_family-ap

http://startjuno.com/news/read/category/News/article/the_associated_press-supreme_court_justice_family_apologizes_to_family-ap

https://www.usabreakingnews.net/tag/th-house/

http://trueviralnews.com/roger-taney-dred-scott-families-reconcile-160-years-after-infamous-supreme-court-decision/

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/family-supreme-justice-family-slave

 

INTERNATIONAL

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4289934/Supreme-Court-justice-family-apologizes-family-slave.html

 

 

Source:
Feature Image — Charles Taney III, a descendant of U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Taney, center, offers apology to Lynne Jackson, a descendant of Dred Scott, right. (Kenneth K. Lam/AP)

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/family-dred-scott-judge-issue-apology-160th-anniversary-article-1.2991315

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Historic Healing & Reconciliation 160th Annversary Of Dred Scott Decision Monday March 6, 2017

MARYLAND STATE HOUSE ANNAPOLIS, MD – 3/2/2017 — NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE  NAACP Anne Arundel County, Maryland Branch P.O. 6210 Annapolis Maryland 21401   Phone: 443-883-5151  www.annearundelcountynaacp.org

A CALL FOR RACIAL HEALING & RECONCILIATION ON  THE 160TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DRED SCOTT DECISION Monday, March 6, 2017

THE EVENT

On Monday, March 6, 2017, at 11:30 am, the 160th anniversary of the Dred Scott decision, there will be a historic apology made for The Dred Scott Decision at The Robert Brooke Taney statue in front of the Maryland State House.   The Descendants of both former Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney and The Dred Scott family are coming together on March 6th for two reasons. First, to reconfirm the reconciliation of the Scotts and Taneys, with accompanying apology and forgiveness. Second, to speak against the removal of the Roger Brooke Taney statue Maryland State Capitol Grounds.  Instead, they see an opportunity for reconciliation via the erection of statues of Dred Scott and Frederick Douglass to stand in a position of dialogue with Roger Brooke Taney, along with an educational display on the Dred Scott decision and its aftermath.  And, they will help raise the funds for the Dred Scott statue. The Scotts and Taneys believe that Americans should learn from their history, not bury their history.


For additional information …

http://www.crossroadstoday.com/story/34647475/historic-healing-reconciliation-l-160th-annversary-of-dred-scott-decision-l-monday-march-6-2017

160th Anniversary of The Dred Scott Decision

The events scheduled in Annapolis, MD for Monday, March 6, on the 160th Anniversary of the Dred Scott Decision presents hope for generations to come.

Click any of the links below to view fast-growing coverage of this momentous event!

http://www.snjtoday.com/story/34647475/historic-healing-reconciliation-160th-annversary-of-dred-scott-decision-monday-march-6-2017

http://www.livewirereporter.com/story/104292/historic-healing-reconciliation-l-160th-annversary-of-dred-scott-decision-l-monday-march-6-2017.html

http://www.trentonchronicle.com/story/115817/historic-healing-reconciliation-l-160th-annversary-of-dred-scott-decision-l-monday-march-6-2017.html

http://www.pressreleaserocket.net/historic-healing-reconciliation-160th-annversary-of-dred-scott-decision-monday-march-6-2017/521625/

http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/3255806http://www.globaltechnologyreport.com/story/109029/historic-healing-reconciliation-l-160th-annversary-of-dred-scott-decision-l-monday-march-6-2017.html

http://www.kezi.com/story/34647475/historic-healing-reconciliation-160th-annversary-of-dred-scott-decision-monday-march-6-2017

http://www.wfmj.com/story/34647475/historic-healing-reconciliation-160th-annversary-of-dred-scott-decision-monday-march-6-2017

http://www.wktv.com/story/34647475/historic-healing-reconciliation-160th-annversary-of-dred-scott-decision-monday-march-6-2017

http://www.usandcanadareport.com/story/116465/historic-healing-reconciliation-l-160th-annversary-of-dred-scott-decision-l-monday-march-6-2017.html

http://video.wtxl.com/story/34647475/historic-healing-reconciliation-160th-annversary-of-dred-scott-decision-monday-march-6-2017

http://www.marylandnewsdesk.com/story/121078/historic-healing-reconciliation-l-160th-annversary-of-dred-scott-decision-l-monday-march-6-2017.html

https://dredscottlives.org/author/theyhadrights/http://www.michigannewsupdates.com/story/121051/historic-healing-reconciliation-l-160th-annversary-of-dred-scott-decision-l-monday-march-6-2017.html

http://www.mainenewsreporter.com/story/117246/historic-healing-reconciliation-l-160th-annversary-of-dred-scott-decision-l-monday-march-6-2017.html

http://www.phoenixnewsdesk.com/story/114479/historic-healing-reconciliation-l-160th-annversary-of-dred-scott-decision-l-monday-march-6-2017.html

http://www.getnews.info/595501/historic-healing-reconciliation-l-160th-annversary-of-dred-scott-decision-l-monday-march-6-2017.html

http://www.eastcoastsentinel.com/story/105656/historic-healing-reconciliation-l-160th-annversary-of-dred-scott-decision-l-monday-march-6-2017.html

http://www.southcarolina-magazine.com/story/113913/historic-healing-reconciliation-l-160th-annversary-of-dred-scott-decision-l-monday-march-6-2017.html

http://www.kfmbfm.com/story/34647475/historic-healing-reconciliation-160th-annversary-of-dred-scott-decision-monday-march-6-2017http://minnlawyer.com/2017/02/23/dred-scott-descendant-preserves-history/

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