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Category Archives: Reconciliation
MUSIC LEGENDS FROM THE VILLE HONORED AT HISTORY MUSEUM
HONORING MUSIC LEGENDS
ALLEDA WARD WELLS AND KENNETH BROWN BILLUPS
FEATURING FORMER STUDENTS AND THE LEGEND SINGERS SUMNER HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH
HAPPY HOUR FROM 5 PM TO 6:30 PM IN THE GRAND HALL MUSIC CELEBRATION FROM 6:30 PM – 8 PM IN THE AUDITORIUM
Mrs. Wells taught hundreds of young people how to play classical music in her home on Goode Ave in the Ville neighborhood in St. Louis from approximately 1945-1995, over 50 years.
She had outstanding talent and was trained by the best!
Her mother, Mrs.Ward, saw to it that she had the best and therefore she GAVE the best.
On December 1, 2022, she was honored by her former students at the Missouri History Museum along with another Ville legend, Mr. Kenneth Brown Billups. Between the two of them, there was no lack of musical excellence in the African American neighborhood, the VILLE.
Mrs. Wells was well known for her bi-annual 8 Piano Festivals where as many as 16 people were playing such beautiful renditions of Ferrante and Tiecher’s Tonight and Exodus among many other beautiful melodies. Sleigh Ride was a favorite and must have composers such as a Bach two-part invention, Beethoven, Chopin, Rachmaninoff and Mozart were annual requirements for students in the National Piano Guild Competition.
I (Lynne) do not neglect to put my time with her on my professional resumes. Asked once if I really needed it, I said emphatically,”Yes!” Never would I diminish the importance of the privilege to have been one of her students or would she be diminished by being omitted. The Alleda Ward Wells Studio was the Juilliard in the Ville!!!!
She was a woman of faith, beauty, confidence, excellence and love. We all loved her. She gave her best and we gave ours back to her!
Dred Scott Reconciliation Conference 2022
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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We look forward to seeing you at
The Dred Scott Reconciliation Conference 2022.
First Baptist Church of Ferguson
333 N Florissant
Ferguson, MO 63135
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. 10||12:00 Noon – 4:00 p.m.|
|Monday, Sept. 12||1:00 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. 22||11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday, Sept. 28||1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.|
|Friday, Sept. 30||4:30 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
Pastor Myrten Byrd, Jr.
Dr. Irma Ortiz
State Rep. Dottie Bailey
Atty. Mary Browning
Senator Mike Moon
State Rep. Raychel Proudie
Senator Steven Roberts
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!
Celebration of Gratitude: Dred Scott 1852 Decision Renunciation
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TOGETHER: THE 125TH ANNIVERSARY OF PLESSY V. FERGUSON
For more information please visit their website by clicking on the picture above.
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.