Here is a most beautiful poem penned by Ms. Treasure Redmond Shields about Dred Scott as seen through the eye of his wife Harriet. I am greatly appreciative of the sincerity and gentleness with which she describes who the composite man was. Bravo, Treasure. And Thank You! Lynne M. Jackson
Lynne M. Jackson, great-great-granddaughter of Dred and Harriet Scott, will lead a program about updating public monuments. Recent efforts of the Dred Scott Heritage Foundation, which she founded and heads, resulted in a $65,000 grant from the Mellon Foundation Monuments Project to construct The Dred Scott Memorial Monument at Calvary Cemetery.
She will be joined by Mr. Jody Sowell, the new President and CEO of the Missouri History Museum, discussing the new Thomas Jefferson panels.
Saturday, March 18, 2023 10:00 am St. Louis Artists’ Guild 12 Jackson Ave, Clayton, MO 63105, USA
#ANewChapter: A Science Fiction Reading Club is the latest installment of Reading: A Civil Right, a division of the Dred Scott Heritage Foundation’s literature program.
The Dred Scott Heritage Foundation, The Imagine Society, and the Green Hill Juvenile Detention Center have partnered together and selected a Science Fiction Reading Club as our first collaboration! This February, we’re inviting all teen readers to celebrate the science in science fiction and how young people can positively impact their future! The reading club is an exciting new project for 2023 in The Imagine Society’s #ANewChapter and The Dred Scott Heritage Foundation’s “Reading: A Civil Right” campaigns uniting young readers across the country and beyond! The book selection features exciting classic and contemporary titles!
Science made it possible for robots to stroll through the canyons and craters on Mars, and for you to scroll through the posts and profiles on the internet. The study of science has led to amazing discoveries that have opened our world to limitless possibilities. It’s also part of the things that help us every day. Whether big like a black hole or small like a microchip, our present and our future are shaped by science. These technological advancements can help our world in extraordinary ways and other times may feel like they hurt us or hinder certain communities. This fall we challenge you to imagine YOUR future while reading SCIENCE FICTION!
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!