All posts by Dred Scott Heritage Foundation

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

Podcast Time!

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!

Archdiocese of St. Louis Juneteenth Event: Forgive Us Our Sins

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.”

For more information, contact Joyce Jones at joycejones@archstl.org or Eric Fair at ericfair@archstl.org.

https://www.archstl.org/maafa-procession-in-new-orleans-acknowledges-the-pain-of-the-slave-trade-archdiocese-of-st-louis-to-hold-similar-event-in-june-7440

Celebration of Gratitude

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 and those 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

Speak to the City Celebration of Gratitude with Dred Scott 2022.mp4   

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!

Dred Scott Renunciation Resolution

Black US Marshals Exhibit

Dates & Times

Sat        5/7       1-4 pm
Tues     5/10     1-4 pm
Fri         5/13     4-7 pm
Mon      5/16     1-4 pm
Weds    5/18    1-4 pm
Tues     5/24    1-4 pm
Thurs    5/26    1-4 pm
Wed      6/1      1-4 pm
Sat        6/4      1-4 pm

Directions

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.

Dred Scott Inducted into the Missouri Public Affairs Hall of Fame

We are grateful for this honor and acknowledgement.  Our thanks go to the board and the staff that made it possible and assisted us during the process.

You can read more here:

St. Louis American Article

Missouri State University Article

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