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Dred Scott Reconciliation Conference 2022

Matt Lockett and Will Ford III

Join us for a storytelling time of how Sons and Daughters of enslaved and slavers have met in this day and age around unexpected and unplanned circumstances to be the people of this generation to fulfill the hopes and aspirations of their ancestors. Lunch will be provided.

Saturday, October 29, 2022
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

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The Dred Scott Reconciliation Conference 2022.

First Baptist Church of Ferguson
333 N Florissant
Ferguson, MO 63135

Sponsored By:

First Baptist Church of Ferguson

Conversations with Kenyatta

This week on Conversations with Kenyatta, Kenyatta D. Berry,  author of The Family Tree Toolkit, and host of PBS’ Genealogy Roadshow is joined by Lynne Jackson, President, and Founder of The Dred Scott Heritage Foundation, and descendant of Dred Scott.

This exhibit will be open on the following dates:

Saturday, Sept. 1012:00 Noon – 4:00 p.m.
Monday,  Sept. 121:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 14 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 18 12:00 Noon – 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 2211:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 281:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 304:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Request for special times can be made for groups of 10 or more.

FACES OF DRED SCOTT EXHIBIT

AN ORIGINAL ART EXHIBIT DISPLAYING THE MANY FACES AND DEPICTIONS OF MR. SCOTT

A fun, thoughtful, historical, original and surprising collection of the many depictions of Dred Scott as owned, researched, gifted to and created for descendant Lynne M. Jackson. Sharing not only the old and new but the treasured and personal family piece of the original charcoal drawing of Dred and Harriet and the story behind it.

(The original will be shown only on the 10th)

This exhibit includes a gifted stained glass piece by a master artist, and three (3) specially requested pieces from some very special artists, two of whom will be present. The third will not be present but you will feel their presence. 

We are exhilarated to present this unique collection of 30 pieces.

The Exhibit Opens On
Saturday, September 10, 2022 from 12 noon – 4:00 p.m. 
Location: Dred Scott Office Center at Chesterfield Mall 
at Highway 40 and Clarkson

(Enter main doors next to the Cheesecake Factory, walk straight ahead to exhibit.) Free to the public – Donations accepted and appreciated.

See www.dredscottlives.org for scheduled dates and times on September 6. Request for special times can be made for groups of 10 or more

Celebration of Gratitude

The Celebration of Gratitude for the 1852 Dred Scott Decision renunciation held on March 26, 2022 at Central Baptist Church was an incredibly unforgettable experience for all who attended.  Many, many thanks to those who participated and those who made the renunciation and the celebration possible and all who attended the joyful celebration!

Celebration of Gratitude Committee
Monica Butler
Pastor Myrten Byrd, Jr. 
Kimm Gaines
Lois Hogan
Lynne Jackson
Dr. Irma Ortiz
Bethany Spaulding
Johnathan Thomas
Brenda Young

Legislative Leaders
State Rep. Dottie Bailey
Atty. Mary Browning
Senator Mike Moon
State Rep. Raychel Proudie
Senator Steven Roberts
AND
All others who voted in the
House of Representatives of the 101st General Assembly, First Regular Session, and concurring Senate

Speak to the City Celebration of Gratitude with Dred Scott 2022.mp4   

Here is a link to the video of the program.  Due to technical issues the first 3 minutes and 8 seconds do not have sound, however it was mostly about the welcoming and housekeeping. Start there and enjoy the celebration!

Dred Scott Renunciation Resolution

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

A More or less perfect union

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.

The Faces of reconciliation

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.