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Reclaiming Our Ancestors II

On Oct 19-21, Reclaiming Our Ancestors II will happen again at the University of Buffalo in New York. Under the leadership and inspiration of Professor Kari Winter. Lynne Jackson will return and share ideas about how to create public history monuments and to create interracial dialogues based on her years of experience as founder and president of the Dred Scott Heritage Foundation in Missouri. This program is a follow-up to the initial conference Professor Winter held in 2015. A host of descendants, historians and academicians will connect have community conversations on racial justice and public history.

This conference is made possible by the generous co-sponsorship of the UB Gender Institute as part of Gender Week, the Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy, and the Departments of English, History, and Transnational Studies.

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Space is limited.

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As part of the 2015 conference, Lynne and 4 other descendants shared at the Lapidus Center for an evening of discussion at the Schomburg Center in Harlem, NY.

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View following links of further interest below:

livestream.com/schomburgcenter/events/4865924/videos/115955014

www.buffalo.edu/news/releases/2017/09/030.html

file:///C:/Users/parrc/Downloads/ReclaimingOurAncestors-Announcement%20(1).pdf

file:///C:/Users/parrc/Downloads/ReclaimingOurAncestors-Poster.final%20(1).pdf

http://www.buffalo.edu/ubnow/stories/2017/09/winter-reclaiming-ancestors.html

http://humanitiesinstitute.buffalo.edu/event/hi-conference-reclaiming-our-ancestors/

 

American Pendulum II

Hello Everyone,

I am sending you the wonderful program that was created for the radio show “More Perfect“. This link below will take you to the podcast created by the New York flagship NPR station WNYC about our 2016 Dred Scott Reconciliation Conference in St. Louis, MO at the Hilton Frontenac.

http://www.wnyc.org/story/american-pendulum-ii-dred-scott/

Due to my own schedule, I just had a quiet time today to hear it for the first time. Thank you all for your contribution to the program which made this widely distributed program available. We are grateful for the coverage and thank you for your role in sharing our story. Some of you are supporters and others are those without whom I could do nothing.

Thanks also to Julia Longoria, who came to St. Louis to covered the program and went with me to Ft. Snelling. She and her team put this together and spent part of four days with me to get the broad picture. Until we do it again …

 

God bless you all!

Sincerely,

Lynne

 

 

Feature Image: Dred Scott Illustration | Mitch Boyer

 

Classical music should reflect the society we live in: Chamber Project returns for 10th year

By KELLY MOFFITT

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Dana Hotle, Kyle Lombard and Adam Manness dicussed the Chamber Project of Saint Louis’ 10th season.

ALEX HEUER | ST. LOUIS PUBLIC RADIO

Originally published on September 6, 2017 5:14 pm

Can the story of the famed Dred Scott decision be effectively put to music? In this tenth year of the Chamber Project Saint Louis, composer Adam Manness is giving it a try.

The first concert of the season, titled “Faith,” features the world premiere of Manness’ “The Devil and the Law,” a work commissioned by Chamber Project based on the Dred Scott case. In it, Manness uses voice, string quartet and flute, transitioning in sound from the darkness of the decision itself to a powerful reflection by Frederick Douglass on the case, ending on a note of hope.

Dana Hotle, a clarinetist and co-artistic director of Chamber Project, said the concert will combine this composition with Manness’ “Delmar Wall” for a night of reflection on the idea of faith and the history of St. Louis. It will be performed at the Missouri History Museum in connection with the current exhibition “#1 in Civil Rights, the African American Freedom Struggle in St. Louis.”

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Chamber Project Saint Louis embarks on its 10th season by paying homage to St. Louis, the good and the bad, in a series of seven concerts. St. Louis on the Air contributor Steve Potter spoke with contributors to this year’s performances.

It falls into the entire theme of the season, consisting of seven concerts held at varying venues across St. Louis, which addresses St. Louis and its place in the world.

“We decided with our 10th season is that we wanted to celebrate St. Louis because the mission of Chamber Project is to build community in St. Louis,” Hotle said. “We employ over 20 artists and musicians in St. Louis and we keep it local. The community has supported us so much in the past 10 years, we wanted to celebrate that.”

Chamber Project violinist Kyle Lombard said he appreciates the ensemble’s casual feel, accessibility and commitment to putting the best classical music product on stage.

“For aficionados, these performances add context to works they already know,” Hotle said. “For people who are new to the genre, these concerts give them context to feel like they’re on the inside. One of the things we started with in the Chamber Project was trying to frame music that makes it accessible to everyone. A lot of that is telling a story through the music and finding stories people can relate to. What is the story behind the music? What will you connect to?”

Part of that means putting the music in different venues than classical music is typically played in. In this season, concerts will take place in venues ranging from the Missouri History Museum, The Chapel near Washington University’s campus, the Schlafly Tap Room and the Vino Gallery.

Such a change-up in venue also brings the performers closer together, said Lombard.

“As a violinst, I’m always thinking about the space I’m playing, projection,” Lombard said. “The connection that we feel with Chamber Project is what is really special. When you’re thrown into a brand new acoustic, it is a challenge for players to stay connected to one another.”

Concert themes this season range from faith to architecture to protest to environmentalism, but Hotle said the key to this season is its diversity in the composers and performers highlighted.

We are very passionate that our art form of classical music should reflect the society we live in,” Hotle said. “It doesn’t need to disregard the classical, great, white European composers, to include their stories in the way they are relevant today, but also to include as many diverse people as possible: women, people of color. That’s what will keep this art form alive, if they can connect this music, this art form, to their lives.”

Chamber Project is also hosting a docent led tour of the Missouri History Museum’s exhibition “#1 in Civil Rights, the African American Freedom Struggle in St. Louis” September 6 at 7:00 p.m. Register here.

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What: Chamber Project Saint Louis Presents “Faith”

When: Friday, Sept. 8 at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Missouri History Museum, Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue in Forest Park, 5700 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis

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A Conversation with Lynne M. Jackson

Open to the Public Lynne Jackson Great-Great Granddaughter and President and Founder of the Dred Scott Heritage Foundation

Saturday, September 9
Trinity Episcopal Church
318 South Duchesne, St. Charles

10:30am until noon

Daughters-Union-Vets-CW_LogoSponsored by: Julia Dent Grant Tent, Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War (DUVCW) 1861-1865

Hosted by: Trinity Episcopal Church

Call 636-946-2820 with any questions

 

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A Special Day for Dred and Harriet

By American staff

A full day of festivities on August 12 at the Missouri History Museum will commemorate the day that Dred and Harriet Scott were granted their freedom.

“Harriet and Dred Scott are true American heroes,” Dred Scott Heritage Foundation President and Founder Lynne M. Jackson, told The American just before the bronze statue bearing their likeness was unveiled downtown back in 2012.

Next Saturday (August 12), The Dred Scott Heritage Foundation and collaborative partners the Missouri History Museum and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra will spend the entire day commemorating the 160thanniversary of the day when the Scotts received their freedom.

Though the activities will be held in August, the actual date their freedom was granted was May 26, 1857.

More from the article here …

 

Come one! Come all! Commemorate the 160th anniversary of the historic day when the Scotts received their freedom!

Written by Liz Sharpe-Taylor

The Dred Scott Heritage Foundation in collaboration with the Missouri History Museum, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and with support from Sandberg Phoenix and von Gontard, P.C. are partnering together to commemorate the 160thanniversary of the historic day when the Scotts received their freedom. * On Saturday, August 12, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., the Foundation and the History Museum will host a celebration of that little known but monumental day with a series of festivities to recognize the long battle fought by the Scott family to win their freedom from enslavement.

The event will feature several presentations:

  • A play, A Man of His Time, written by Kate Taney Billingsley, a descendant of Chief Justice Roger B.Taney of the Dred Scott Decision, and performed and directed by the St Louis Black Rep;
  • A presentation by Lynne Madison Jackson titled Dred Scott: The History You Never Knew, revealing little known facts about St. Louis’ history and its relationship to the Dred Scott case;
  • A musical composition entitled Freedom Suite, a powerful three-part movement written for the Dred Scott family by Dr. Barbara Harbach, Professor of Music at the University of Missouri–St. Louis, to be performed by the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, featuring Alison Harney, Jessica Cheng, Chris Tantillo, Melissa Brooks and David DeRiso.
  • And an encore panel discussion – Dred Scott Presents: Sons and Daughters of Reconciliation. Panelist include the families of Thomas Jefferson, (Shannon Lanier) Peter Blow, Scott’s owners (John LeBourgeois), Dred Scott (Lynne Jackson), Justice Roger B. Taney (Kate Taney Billingsley) and Jefferson Davis (Bertram Hayes-Davis).  Their stories will reveal facts known and unknown facts about how their families are connected to the Dred Scott Decision.

For younger participants, the History Clubhouse will have special Dred Scott activities, and games provided by Anthony Clair, owner of Time 4Fun Events. Children will have the opportunity to learn from the Dred Scott Activity and Coloring Book, written by Lynne Madison Jackson, for the Foundation, supported by Really Big Coloring Books.

In addition, local actors John LaGrone and Peggy Nealy Harris from the Dred Scott Theatre Troupe and the Missouri History Museum’s Civil Rights Exhibit will portray famous characters of the Dred Scott Decision. Local artists Debi Piclkler, and CBABI Bayoc will create inspiring art in the grand hall.

Participating community organizations presenting that day include: Community Women Against Hardship, Father’s Support Center, Covering House, Greenwood Cemetery, Office of the Secretary of State, Really Big Coloring Books, EyeSeeMe African American Children’s Books, Dred Scott Stamp Campaign, Strength to Love Media Project, Time 4 Fun, Young Friends of Dred Scott and the DSHFoundation. * The actual date of the Scott family’s freedom was May 26, 1857

This event was initiated by and is generously sponsored by Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard P.C. We express thanks and appreciation to our sponsoring law firm.

The event is free and open to the public.

 

Photo source: mohistory.org/welcome

Minnesota Historical Society Vocalessence Witness Community Conversations “Legacies of Strength”

Join a unique event featuring descendants of people who share a special connection to Fort Snelling. Lynne Jackson will share stories of her great-great-grandparents, Dred and Harriet Scott, whose fight for freedom led our nation closer to civil war. Sharon Harper will speak about her ancestor, Robert Hickman, who escaped slavery during the Civil War and found a new life in Minnesota.

For more information read … http://www.mnhs.org/event/3266

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Missouri History Museum St. Louis Civil Rights Struggle Exhibit

St. Louis has a long and documented history of challenging racial injustice. This history includes several key battles having long-lasting impact on the City of St. Louis and the nation as a whole. The Missouri History Museum’s recent installation #1 In Civil Rights, The African American Freedom Struggle in St. Louis presents the accounts of this history that has been too often unacknowledged.

For information about this exhibit, please visit: http://mohistory.org/civilrights

The Taney Family Apology

Featured on the front page of the Baltimore Sun, Washington Post, third page of the Capitol Gazette and The Associated Press, news of the 160th Anniversary of The Dred Scott Decision from Annapolis, MD went nationwide and as far away as England!

 

NATIONAL

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/supreme-court-justice-family-apologizes-family-slave-45961401

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/03/07/judges-family-apologizes-160-years-after-dred-scott.html

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/roger-taney-dred-scott-families-reconcile-160-years-after-infamous-supreme-court-decision/ar-AAnVs5Z?li=BBnbcA1

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_DRED_SCOTT_APOLOGY?SITE=APSECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-03-07-12-11-21

https://www.yahoo.com/news/supreme-court-justice-family-apologizes-family-slave-140631964.html

http://www.bing.com/news/search?q=Taney+Apology%2c+ANNAPOLIS%2c+Maryland&qpvt=taney+apology%2c+annapolis%2c+maryland&FORM=EWRE

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/maryland/articles/2017-03-06/supreme-court-justice-family-apologizes-to-family-of-slave (US News & World Report)

https://www.arcamax.com/currentnews/newsheadlines/s-1934291

http://portal.truvista.net/news/read/category/News/article/the_associated_press-supreme_court_justice_family_apologizes_to_family-ap

http://wowway.net/news/read/category/us/article/the_associated_press-supreme_court_justice_family_apologizes_to_family-ap

http://startjuno.com/news/read/category/News/article/the_associated_press-supreme_court_justice_family_apologizes_to_family-ap

https://www.usabreakingnews.net/tag/th-house/

http://trueviralnews.com/roger-taney-dred-scott-families-reconcile-160-years-after-infamous-supreme-court-decision/

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/family-supreme-justice-family-slave

 

INTERNATIONAL

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4289934/Supreme-Court-justice-family-apologizes-family-slave.html

 

 

Source:
Feature Image — Charles Taney III, a descendant of U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Taney, center, offers apology to Lynne Jackson, a descendant of Dred Scott, right. (Kenneth K. Lam/AP)

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/family-dred-scott-judge-issue-apology-160th-anniversary-article-1.2991315