All posts by Dred Scott Heritage Foundation

Great-great granddaughter of Dred and Harriet Scott of the Dred Scott Decision, 1857.

seeking reading volunteers

Welcome to our Reading Corner on the Website! Our newest program, READING: A CIVIL RIGHT,  is comprised of teaching reading skills and the fun of family literacy. We kicked off the program in Fall of 2019 and due to recents events, we are still in need of reading  teachers, skilled reading specialists, readers and tutors. If you are interested in volunteering for this program or would like more information, please  contact us at info@thedredscottfoundation.org or 314-532-5613.

To learn your history, you should READ your history! 

Along with literacy education with Dr. Almeda Lahr-Well, we have family literacy programs with Dr. Kelly Byrd.  Take a look at this delightful video of this past summer’s Drive Through Book Giveaway held at the Field House Museum
(home of Dred Scott’s lawyer, Roswell Field.)  

Before Brown V Board of Education

67th Anniversary of the Brown Foundation

Before Brown v. Board: A look at Dred Scott v. Sandford and Plessy v. Ferguson. Panelist include Lynne M. Jackson, Keith Plessy, and Phoebe Ferguson.

Cheryl Brown Henderson,
Founder Brown Foundation

Give STL Day!


The Foundation is working to create a memorial monument for Dred Scott at Calvary Cemetery. For 90 years Mr. Scott lay in an unmarked and unknown grave. In 1957, his site was discovered and a simple marker was place over him. We are planning a new black granite memorial over the three plots that were purchased for him in accordance with regulations regarding racially segregated cemeteries. It will stand 9′ high with a 10 ‘X 10’ base and two mediation benches. Significant production time requires us to order it by late Spring as it our hope to have the new monument installed for the 165th anniversary year in 2022. The time is now.

Follow this link to donate today! https://www.givestlday.org/dredscottlivesorgdredscottfoundation

DAR MEDALS AWARDED TO DRED SCOTT DESCENDANT FOR HISTORY PRESERVATION

On April 17, 2021, the National Daughters of the American Revolution presented the National History Award Medal to Lynne Jackson. The Webster Groves Chapter nominated and vetted her for this as well as for the DAR Women in American History Medal.  Thanks to Susan Favazza, Past Chapter Regent, Sylvia Stoll, Anita Motz, Chapter Regent and Caroline Green Chapter Historian for the intense work to make this happen.  Ms. Sylvia Stoll was extraordinarily diligent to vet the process to get approval from the Historian General. Jackson is only the 8th person in Missouri  to receive this highly vetted award in 40 years, since 1981 which she received with extreme gratitude for the recognition of her work in the Foundation.

 In 2016, Lynne received the National Medal of Honor from President General Lynn Forney Young.  

The DAR and DUV continue to request historical presentations from the Dred Scott Heritage Foundation and they seek to continue to reconcile our histories.  There are many African American members and chapters of the DAR around the country.

Documentary AMEND narrated by Will Smith Features Scott and Taney Descendants

Producer and actor Will Smith narrates this fresh look at ‘Who is America’ in this new documentary, “AMEND” on Netflix which started February 17, 2021 produced by The Documentary Group. The Dred Scott and Justice Taney families are featured in this six (6) part docuseries on the 14th Amendment. 

Charlie Taney and Lynne Jackson are seen in a program and news clip from Virginia Union University (2020) and Annapolis, Maryland. (2016) regarding reconciliation in Part 1. Plan to watch this new treatment on citizenship. With our thanks to co-producer Libby Kreutz. See the trailer above and watch on Netflix now.

Article from the Chicago-Sun Times on the Docuseries AMEND
https://chicago.suntimes.com/movies-and-tv/2021/2/16/22285613/amend-review-fight-for-america-netflix-series-will-smith-mahershala-ali