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A new memorial for Dred Scott at calvary cemetery

September 17th is Constitution Day.   Dred Scott’s connection to the Constitution is inescapable. So much so, that the Amendments that helped bring down the undignified aspects of slavery are also known as the Dred Scott Amendments.

On this 162nd anniversary of his death, September 17, 1858, the foundation that bears his name seeks to honor him with a new grave site memorial.  This month launches the Dred Scott Memorial Go Fund Me Campaign.

To donate and for more information, visit the GoFundMe campaign and see the press release link below:



This is the current headstone from 1957 and with your help we can install a new monument in 2021.

Today show highlights Dred Scott in St. Louis

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The Today Show with Harry Smith highlighted the role St. Louis has played in the civil rights movement.  See interviews with Lynne Jackson, Dred Scott descendant, Ella Jones, Mayor of Ferguson, MO and Lerone A. Martin, Director of American Culture Studies at Washington University.