Category Archives: Education

Freedom Suits Memorial Unveiling, June 20, 2022

Hon. Judge David C. Mason

The Freedom Suits Memorial was the brain child of Judge David Mason of St. Louis, Missouri. Artist Preston Jackson was commissioned to create a monument celebrating those courageous enslaved ones who dared sue for their freedom and the lawyers who represented them. The event will take place June 20, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. at the Civil Courts Building. The public is invited.

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

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.

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

DAR MEDALS AWARDED TO DRED SCOTT DESCENDANT FOR HISTORY PRESERVATION

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.

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