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Be On The Bus! The Dred Scott Footprints Bus Tour 2018

Young Friends of Dred Scott
8th Annual Field Trip

Saturday, October 20, 2018

The tour begins at 8:45 a.m. at the Eugene Field House – 634 South Broadway and ends there by 4:00 p.m. Tour bus by Vandalia Bus Lines with accommodations.


This fascinating bus tour of the St. Louis area will tour and visually explore over 25 locations and memorials that connect to and honor the person and cause of Dred Scott’s struggle for freedom. You will be surprised and delighted by the hidden gems around the St. Louis area that exist to recognize the significance of the man and his story. Lessor known art, sculpture and honors exist all around us; some which you may pass by everyday unaware.

There will be a drawing for the New Dred Scott T-Shirt and Mug during the tour.

Updated route for return tourists!


Registration deadline is October 19, 2018
Send payment with name(s) and phone number to:

DSHF-Tour
P. O. Box 2009
Florissant, MO 63032-2009


The tour will be narrated by a Dred Scott descendant.

The all-inclusive price of $75.00 includes: free secured parking at the starting site; modern bus with facilities, day long tour with many surprises, lunch at the iconic Blueberry Hill, information on national locatio ns where Dred Scott is heralded and honored, games, souvenirs, photo ops and special guests along the route. This fast paced tour has delighted young and old.

Group registrations of 5 or more are discounted at $65.00

Be sure to bring your camera!  Wear comfortable shoes. You can board and disembark as you desire. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult


For more information contact:

Tiffanie Durham
Young Friends of Dred Scott
314-452-0823

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/

 

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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160th Anniversary of The Dred Scott Decision

The events scheduled in Annapolis, MD for Monday, March 6, on the 160th Anniversary of the Dred Scott Decision presents hope for generations to come.

Click any of the links below to view fast-growing coverage of this momentous event!

http://www.snjtoday.com/story/34647475/historic-healing-reconciliation-160th-annversary-of-dred-scott-decision-monday-march-6-2017

http://www.livewirereporter.com/story/104292/historic-healing-reconciliation-l-160th-annversary-of-dred-scott-decision-l-monday-march-6-2017.html

http://www.trentonchronicle.com/story/115817/historic-healing-reconciliation-l-160th-annversary-of-dred-scott-decision-l-monday-march-6-2017.html

http://www.pressreleaserocket.net/historic-healing-reconciliation-160th-annversary-of-dred-scott-decision-monday-march-6-2017/521625/

http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/3255806http://www.globaltechnologyreport.com/story/109029/historic-healing-reconciliation-l-160th-annversary-of-dred-scott-decision-l-monday-march-6-2017.html

http://www.kezi.com/story/34647475/historic-healing-reconciliation-160th-annversary-of-dred-scott-decision-monday-march-6-2017

http://www.wfmj.com/story/34647475/historic-healing-reconciliation-160th-annversary-of-dred-scott-decision-monday-march-6-2017

http://www.wktv.com/story/34647475/historic-healing-reconciliation-160th-annversary-of-dred-scott-decision-monday-march-6-2017

http://www.usandcanadareport.com/story/116465/historic-healing-reconciliation-l-160th-annversary-of-dred-scott-decision-l-monday-march-6-2017.html

http://video.wtxl.com/story/34647475/historic-healing-reconciliation-160th-annversary-of-dred-scott-decision-monday-march-6-2017

http://www.marylandnewsdesk.com/story/121078/historic-healing-reconciliation-l-160th-annversary-of-dred-scott-decision-l-monday-march-6-2017.html

https://dredscottlives.org/author/theyhadrights/http://www.michigannewsupdates.com/story/121051/historic-healing-reconciliation-l-160th-annversary-of-dred-scott-decision-l-monday-march-6-2017.html

http://www.mainenewsreporter.com/story/117246/historic-healing-reconciliation-l-160th-annversary-of-dred-scott-decision-l-monday-march-6-2017.html

http://www.phoenixnewsdesk.com/story/114479/historic-healing-reconciliation-l-160th-annversary-of-dred-scott-decision-l-monday-march-6-2017.html

http://www.getnews.info/595501/historic-healing-reconciliation-l-160th-annversary-of-dred-scott-decision-l-monday-march-6-2017.html

http://www.eastcoastsentinel.com/story/105656/historic-healing-reconciliation-l-160th-annversary-of-dred-scott-decision-l-monday-march-6-2017.html

http://www.southcarolina-magazine.com/story/113913/historic-healing-reconciliation-l-160th-annversary-of-dred-scott-decision-l-monday-march-6-2017.html

http://www.kfmbfm.com/story/34647475/historic-healing-reconciliation-160th-annversary-of-dred-scott-decision-monday-march-6-2017http://minnlawyer.com/2017/02/23/dred-scott-descendant-preserves-history/

Review of Dred Scott Reconciliation Conference of December 3, 2016

By Dana Riek, Guest Reviewer

On March 6, 1857, the decision that Judge Taney made on the Dred Scott Case dehumanized the black community and brought even more division and segregation than before! We are approaching 160 years since this horrible incident took place. It is evident that we need more healing from wounds of racial divide in St. Louis and throughout the US! What would happen if more believers in Jesus would come together in unity to break down strongholds of racism and take action? It starts in the Church!  What would happen if we truly took it to heart? What would happen if descendants of those who were involved in the Dred Scott Case reconciled and came together? It was an honor to be a part of such a beautiful event where that took place! The 10th Anniversary Celebration for the Dred Scott Heritage Foundation was powerful! Not only was there such historical significance, but spiritual significance in what took place at the Frontenac Hilton Hotel that day!  
      
Lynne Jackson, great-great granddaughter of Dred Scott is the founder of the Dred Scott Heritage Foundation and she worked hard with others to organize this event and it paid off. She understands the importance of forgiveness, reconciliation, and unity! As her great-great grandfather was an advocate for justice and equal rights, Lynne is carrying on his legacy in a way that brings healing. God made a way to bring descendants together of historical figures who were connected to the Dred Scott Case! Jackson’s cousins, Dred Madison and Barbara McGregory joined her along with John and Ashton LeBourgeois, descendants of the Blow family; Charlie Taney, great-great-nephew of Judge Taney; Bertram Hayes Davis, a descendant of Confederacy President Jefferson Davis; and Shannon Lanier, sixth-great-grandson of Thomas Jefferson and his slave, Sally Hemings!
        
Charlie Taney is an example of one who took action by apologizing on Justice Roger Taney’s behalf for what has been done because of the Dred Scott decision! Charlie’s family contacted Lynne Jackson not knowing that she was trying to find Taney descendants to connect with for years. After meeting in New York this past April, Charlie has become active with the Foundation as an act of reconciliation in several ways to make a difference! Ashton and John LeBourgeois shared how Peter Blow owned Dred Scott and treated him with dignity. Peter Blow’s sons helped Dred pursue the long legal battles and sometimes helped pay or secure legal fees. Later, after losing the US Supreme Court Decision, they also “purchased” Dred & his family with the sole purpose to let them go and set them free! Bertram Hayes-Davis brought awareness to the fact that though Jefferson Davis was a slave owner, he was one who treated them well and set up a way for them to get an education! He did not agree with the way black people were being treated!  Bertram expressed how his great-great grandfather stood up for slaves in different ways, but could have done more!  Shannon Lanier shared about his heritage (Jefferson’s intent for the Declaration of Independence) and his intention to be a positive influence in our society! He is co-author of the Random House book “Jefferson’s Children: The Story of One American Family.” Lanier, along with photo-journalist Jane Feldman, wrote the book to reveal mysteries behind the controversial Jefferson lineage through Sallie Heming (his slave) and to give members of this family a chance to be heard! He is also a successful entrepreneur, an actor & producer!
             
Brenda Young is on the Board for the Dred Scott Heritage Foundation and gave such a beautiful message on the difference the kingdom of God is to make during racial tensions! We are to bring hope and are not to hold onto bitterness on either side!
        
We all need to work together to love one another through Christ in word and in deed! Pastor Jonathan Thomas is gifted with expressing truth and a passion for justice! He shared his heart and gave a spoken word for the body of Christ to rise up and make a difference in our nation! We must overcome division and the spirit of hate! Pastor Sylvester Turner also gave a strong and powerful message to rise up above the tensions and strive for unity through Christ!  We are to be open to dialogue and help bring healing to wounds that have been exposed throughout history! To top it all off, Cheryl Dozier, Executive Director of Missouri Legislative Black Caucus, presented a well-deserved award to Lynne Jackson for The Dred Scott Heritage Foundation on behalf of the Missouri House of Representatives! It was beautiful! She drove quite a distance to attend & present the award! This was a memorable day on many different levels and is definitely recorded in Heaven!