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GIVING TUESDAY – Donors Like You Are the Answer to the Question

We are most thankful for each and everyone who has joined us in our mission this year in person and in heart!


Dear Friends,

Increase your influence on the next generation by joining us this year for the annual event, Giving Tuesday.

Our world is changing at a rapid pace. The work of the Dred Scott Heritage Foundation is committed to remembering the past (Commemoration),

telling this and the next generation the facts (Education),

and modeling restored relationships that lead to a more peaceful and unified community (Reconciliation).

Along with many educational programs and speaker opportunities, new reveals and grateful recognitions, it will prove to be another extraordinary year….. AND with friends like you, we will succeed!

This Giving Tuesday, we would like to give to anyone who donates $100 or more, our new Special Edition Cover Dred Scott Pocket Constitution in commemoration of the 165th anniversary of Dred’s death in 1857 on September 17th, (Constitution Day)!

If you have donated in the past, we hope you will continue your gracious giving.

If this is your first opportunity to participate in Giving Tuesday, we invite you to be a part of uplifting this sincere work and accept our heartfelt thanks!

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* Donate via check made to DSHF – send to:
DSHF P O Box 705, Florissant, MO 63032-0705

Thank you for standing with us!

Lynne M. Jackson
President and Founder
“All things are possible, only believe!”

New Marker for Harriet Scott

Harriet Robins Scott is buried at Greenwood Cemetery in St. Louis.  For many years, her location was not known.  Mrs. Etta Daniels had the records and a few people knew but it was not revealed publicly until 2006 when Mrs. Ruth Ann Hager, a certified genealogist was doing research on Harriet and through several attempts concluding with a phone call to Lynne Jackson, she was able to narrow down the many Harriet’s to one, our Harriet at Greenwood.  This happened to occur in 2006, a year prior to the 150th anniversary of the Dred Scott Decision in 2007. As Lynne likes to say, “She wasn’t going to miss out  on the party!”

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Harriet Scott Memorial Dedication Gallery

New Monument Celebrating the legacy of Dred Scott

Lynne Madison Jackson, President and Founder DSHF
Lynda Burgman, Grant Writer and avid supporter

On September 30, 2023  Dred Scott received a new memorial monument.  

It was for the occasion of the 165th anniversary of his death which was September 17, 1858.  As it turns out, that became Constitution Day!

The new monument replaces the wonderful headstone which has been there since 1957 and was donated by Mrs. Harrison of Pennsylvania, a descendant of Scott’s original owners Peter and Elizabeth Blow.

To share his legacy and impact on our nation, his great-great granddaughter, Lynne Madison Jackson and her Dred Scott Heritage Foundation, provided a new monument with the aspects of the Foundation’s goals of Commemoration, Education and Reconciliation noticeably visible.  The new memorial is in Calvary Cemetery in St. Louis, MO where Scott is among the top most asked for gravesites in the cemetery of over 300,000 persons.

Dred Scott Descendents
Pastor Rafael Green, Louise LeBourgeois, Brenda Young, Dawn Eden Goldstein,
Treasure Shields Redmond, Lynne Madison Jackson, Dred Scott Madison II,
Peggy Lewis LeCompte, Dr. David Konig, Dr. Kimberly Norwood
Dred Scott Board of Directors

Dred Scott Memorial Monument
Dedication Gallery 1
September 30, 2023

Dred Scott Memorial Monument
Dedication Gallery 2
September 30, 2023

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Dred Scott Memorial Monument Dedication

The Dred Scott Heritage Foundation will dedicate a new memorial monument on Dred Scott’s gravesite, Saturday, September 30, 2023, at 11:00 a.m., at St. Louis’s Calvary Cemetery,

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch Article
Fox 2


This event is free and open to the public but registration is required. Click on the image below to register!

You can watch the panel discussion here:
No Tears Project St. Louis: Recognition Before Reconciliation Panel Discussion

Who is Sam Blow?
An original poem by Treasure Shields Redmond

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


Missouri Professional Communicators Event: Updating Public Monuments

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


Groundbreaking A New Vision, St. Louis Old Courthouse