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.
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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.)
For more information please visit their website by clicking on the picture above.
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.
FEBRUARY 27, 12 NOON
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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
To donate and for more information, click the GoFundMe icon below and see the press release link:
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.
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.
The last event of 2020 so far turned out to be Breakfast and Lunch with Legends sponsored by the National Youth Summit, the youth organization founded by Dr. Christi Griffin. This was a local reprise of the program given in Jackson, Mississippi where descendants of Dred Scott and Frederick Doulgass shared history. Lynne Jackson and Kenneth Morris. The breakfast moderator was Maxine Clark of Build A Bear and the lunch moderator was Dr. Benjamin Akande, past president of Webster University.
The great-great granddaughter of Dred and Harriet Scott will speak on the Lincoln University campus on Tuesday, February 25. Lynne M. Jackson, President and Founder of the Dred Scott Heritage Foundation, will speak at 7 p.m. in Richardson Fine Arts Center. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Scott’s great-great grandfather was the namesake for the United States Supreme Court Case Dred Scott V. John F.A. Sanford (1857), commonly known as the Dred Scott decision. In their decision, the court ruled that Scott, an enslaved person who had resided in the free state of Illinois and free territory of Wisconsin, was not entitled to his freedom due to that fact that the United States Constitution did not consider African Americans citizens of this country. This decision added fuel to the growing discourse that would eventually lead to the Civil War.