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 firstname.lastname@example.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.)
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.
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.
Join us in our new Reading and Literature Program in 2021. The Foundation has collaborated with Dr. Almeda Lahr-Well (http://www.lahrwellacademy.org/) to teach the skill of reading through proven methodologies and with Dr. Kelly Byrd (https://loveforliteracy.org/) to share the love for literature in its many forms, especially as a family affair. We are recruiting individuals to be tutors in the reading program. If you are someone you know are interested, contact Dr. Lahr-Well at 618-288-8064. The training and programs will be in multiple locations around the St. Louis Area.
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:
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.