Listen to recent podcasts with Lynne Jackson talking with James Gardner of Your History Your Story and Gloria Purvis of America Media. Enjoy those extra bits of the story that don’t always get to be told!
The Archdiocese of St. Louis will host “Forgive Us Our Trespasses,” a Maafa commemoration and procession on Saturday, June 18, in Downtown St. Louis.
Maafa, which is a Swahili word for “great disaster,” is a traditional procession to memorialize the lives of those lost during the Middle Passage, or transatlantic slave trade.
Archbishop Mitchell Rozanski and other faith leaders will begin the event at 9 a.m. with a prayer service at the Basilica of Saint Louis, King of France (Old Cathedral). The procession will include stops at sites related to the slave trade and local enslavement of Africans.
The event also will include a formal acknowledgement of the Archdiocese of St. Louis’ past involvement with the institution of slavery. The archdiocese has been researching its involvement in the slave trade as part of an effort called “Forgive Us Our Trespasses.”
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The Celebration of Gratitude for the 1852 Dred Scott Decision renunciation held on March 26, 2022 at Central Baptist Church was an incredibly unforgettable experience for all who attended. Many, many thanks to those who participated andthose who made the renunciation and the celebration possible and all who attended the joyful celebration!
Celebration of Gratitude Committee Monica Butler Pastor Myrten Byrd, Jr. Kimm Gaines Lois Hogan Lynne Jackson Dr. Irma Ortiz Bethany Spaulding Johnathan Thomas Brenda Young
Legislative Leaders State Rep. Dottie Bailey Atty. Mary Browning Senator Mike Moon State Rep. Raychel Proudie Senator Steven Roberts AND All others who voted in the House of Representatives of the 101st General Assembly, First Regular Session, and concurring Senate
Here is a link to the video of the program. Due to technical issues the first 3 minutes and 8 seconds do not have sound, however it was mostly about the welcoming and housekeeping. Start there and enjoy the celebration!
Highway 40 West (from the city) to Clarkson/Olive exit. Take the Outer left turn lane and make the first right ( about 500 ft) into the Chesterfield Mall parking lot. ( At the sign for the Drury Hotel.) Park near the Cheesecake Factory, enter the main entrance double doors. Walk on the right side down to the center court, straight ahead and right into the front door of the Dred Scott Heritage Foundation. You will see the sign above the door as you proceed ahead.
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 email@example.com 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.)