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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

A new memorial for Dred Scott at calvary cemetery

The above is a structural rendition of the new Dred Scott Cemetery Memorial. There will be text sharing the history of the case and the family written throughout the monument.

Thank you all who have donated.  We have an opportunity to dedicate this on Juneteenth 2021 if we raise the money by
December 15, 2020. The nine foot high, ten by ten area will be black granite with two benches.  Share it far and wide on social media, let’s make this happen! Your support will help us see this in 2021.

September 17th is Constitution Day.   Dred Scott’s connection to the Constitution is inescapable. So much so, that the Amendments that helped bring down the undignified aspects of slavery are also known as the Dred Scott Amendments.

On this 162nd anniversary of his death, September 17, 1858, the foundation that bears his name seeks to honor him with a new grave site memorial.  Constitution Day 2020 the Dred Scott Heritage Foundation launched the Dred Scott Memorial Go Fund Me
Campaign.

To donate and for more information, click the GoFundMe icon below and see the press release link:



Dred Scott Monument Article by The St. Louis American


This is the current headstone from 1957 and with your help we can install a new monument in 2021.

A More or less perfect union

In honor of Constitution Day, the Free to Chose Network is airing their 2020 production of A MORE OR LESS PERFECTION UNION, exploring the constitution in three one hour segments, featuring the Dred Scott case. Join Justice Douglas Ginsburg on a PBS channel near you or on YouTube and Amazon Prime. Click on the image below to watch online and to check local listings. The St. Louis metropolitan area can watch on Sunday, September 13th on PBS at 8:00 p.m. CST.

Dred Scott visits summer camp

Brenda Young invited Apostolic Women STL to help summer Sun Splash Summer Camp celebrate their final day with Camp Director, Velma Bailey on August 28, 2020.  Brenda share motivational thoughts with the campers.

Bessie Pugh hung out to encourage the kids.  Barry Pugh taught them how to say Philippians 4:13 in 5 languages. Lynne Jackson told them who Dred Scott was and gave each one a Dred Scott “million dollar bill” from the Dred Scott Heritage Foundation to encourage them about the fact that “… even enslaved people can make a difference and be remembered.  If they can so can we!”

Today show highlights Dred Scott in St. Louis

Click on image to watch

The Today Show with Harry Smith highlighted the role St. Louis has played in the civil rights movement.  See interviews with Lynne Jackson, Dred Scott descendant, Ella Jones, Mayor of Ferguson, MO and Lerone A. Martin, Director of American Culture Studies at Washington University. 

First womAn voter

In recognition of the 19th Amendment, women from around the country shared the first woman to vote in their family and highlighted them for the FIRSTWOMANVOTER.COM campaign this August. Click image to view campaign.

special alert – Postponed

To Our Dred Scott Volunteers, Supporters and
Our Freedom Awards Dinner Guests,

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Dred Scott Heritage Foundation, we are sad to inform you that due to circumstances beyond our control and the consequent local, state, and Federal governmental responses to the current coronavirus and COVID-19, the Dred Scott Freedom Awards Dinner, which was scheduled to take place March 28, 2020, at the Hilton St. Louis Frontenac in MO, is officially postponed, with the intention to reschedule once we are all cleared to re-engage in these community activities once again. 

This past week the Board of Directors have watched and communicated in person, via phone and by email to analyze the situations that led to this decision. With the rapid changes each day, it is no longer necessary to explain this postponement as we are all aware of the state of affairs we are facing leading up to the time we would have had our event. We are in uncharted waters but anticipate a future resolution and hope that each of you who receive this are and will continue to be well. 

Everyone has been patient and even encouraging to continue earlier on until it became obvious that the inevitable is upon us. We intend to reschedule and honor our awardees at the first safe and optimal opportunity. 

Please take a moment to complete the cancellation form link below to allow us to handle your registration refund in the manner you prefer and that you then attend to your travel and hotel arrangements. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need assistance. 

Please click here to complete cancellation  

 Look for future information on a new date for the 2020 Dred Scott Freedom Awards.

Yours sincerely,
Peggy Lewis LeCompte, Dinner Chairman
Lynne M. Jackson, President 

For those who have hotel reservations at the Hilton Frontenac, the number to contact is 314-824-6028