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
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.
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!”
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.
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.
STORIES OF THE FIRST AMENDMENT. FREE EDUCATOR EVENT.
Teachers, you’re invited to attend a very special professional development session on Wed Nov 6, 2019, 4:00-6:00 pm. Meet First Amendment heroes, hear their stories, and gather techniques and resources to use in the classroom.
• Gene Policinski, President and Chief Operating Officer, Freedom Forum Institute
• Robert Patrick, Reporter on Federal Courts for the St. Louis Post Dispatch
• Mary Beth Tinker, from Tinker v. Des Moines, 1969
• Cathy (Kuhlmeier) Frey, from Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier, 1988
• JUST ADDED: Hon. Noelle Collins, former journalist and current U.S. Magistrate Judge
• JUST ADDED: Lynne Jackson, descendant of Dred Scott, President and Founder of the Dred Scott Heritage Foundation
Brought to you by the U.S. Courts. The event is free and includes parking and light refreshments. Space is limited and registration is required.
Registration is limited to active classroom teachers and advisors, grades 6-12 and relevant post-secondary, in the areas of social studies and journalism.
Questions about eligibility or other inquiries? Call or email Rachel Marshall any time, at (314)244-2410 or Rachel_Marshall@ca8.uscourts.gov
• Location: Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse, 111 South Tenth Street, 63102
• Parking Location: Stadium West Parking Garage, 215 South Eighth Street, 63102. OR you can also enter from 100 South Ninth Street, 63102. (must park here to receive complimentary parking)