Listen to recent podcasts with Lynne Jackson talking with James Gardner of Your History Your Story and Gloria Purvis of America Media. Enjoy those extra bits of the story that don’t always get to be told!
The Archdiocese of St. Louis will host “Forgive Us Our Trespasses,” a Maafa commemoration and procession on Saturday, June 18, in Downtown St. Louis.
Maafa, which is a Swahili word for “great disaster,” is a traditional procession to memorialize the lives of those lost during the Middle Passage, or transatlantic slave trade.
Archbishop Mitchell Rozanski and other faith leaders will begin the event at 9 a.m. with a prayer service at the Basilica of Saint Louis, King of France (Old Cathedral). The procession will include stops at sites related to the slave trade and local enslavement of Africans.
The event also will include a formal acknowledgement of the Archdiocese of St. Louis’ past involvement with the institution of slavery. The archdiocese has been researching its involvement in the slave trade as part of an effort called “Forgive Us Our Trespasses.”
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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 andthose who made the renunciation and the celebration possible and all who attended the joyful celebration!
Celebration of Gratitude Committee Monica Butler Pastor Myrten Byrd, Jr. Kimm Gaines Lois Hogan Lynne Jackson Dr. Irma Ortiz Bethany Spaulding Johnathan Thomas Brenda Young
Legislative Leaders State Rep. Dottie Bailey Atty. Mary Browning Senator Mike Moon State Rep. Raychel Proudie Senator Steven Roberts AND All others who voted in the House of Representatives of the 101st General Assembly, First Regular Session, and concurring Senate
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!
The above is a structural rendition of the new Dred Scott Cemetery Memorial. There will be text sharing the history of the case and the family written throughout the monument.
Thank you all who have donated. We have an opportunity to dedicate this on Juneteenth 2021 if we raise the money by December 15, 2020. The nine foot high, ten by ten area will be black granite with two benches. Share it far and wide on social media, let’s make this happen! Your support will help us see this in 2021.
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. Constitution Day 2020 the Dred Scott Heritage Foundation launched the Dred Scott Memorial Go Fund Me Campaign.
To donate and for more information, click the GoFundMe icon below and see the press release link:
The DS Stamp Campaign continues its efforts of soliciting “the powers that be” to create a stamp for Dred Scott and asks you to support the campaign at least with YOUR signature. We need around 100,000 to impress the decision makers so……
2.Download the petition and get as many signatures as you feel comfortable asking for. Partial or full pages or several pages – all are fine and should be mailed to the address at the bottom of each form. DSHF Commemorative-Stamp Petition
3.Post this content from our weblink on to your FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, Constant Contact, Mailchimp and any other methods you have.
Participate in our challenge:
1,000 people get 100 signatures OR 100 people get 1,000 signatures.And this has been done!
Those who collect a 1,000 or more signatures will receive a custom designed Dred Scott T-Shirt and a Dred Scott frosty mug.
Meet Mary Sternberg and Kayla Vaughan. Both have collected over 1,000 signatures!!Mary through her school leadership and with the assistance of two other wonderful teachers, Susan Fried and Amy Jacobs.
Under the leadership of Mary Sternberg, Florida Social Studies Teacher of the Year 2016, Seminole Middle School in Florida acquired 1,500 letters and signatures to jump start the campaign.
Challenge: Can you beat that? Give it a try and once again be a part of making history. We appreciate all efforts. Many thousands of signatures are needed so please join the campaign today! Stay tuned for updates.
Another has taken up the challenge from Arizona. Will you be next?
If you would like to be on the team and be recognized as a DS Stamp State Coordinator, contact Mary at email@example.com.
A state coordinator turns in at least one page of signatures, agrees to continue efforts to get signature by enlisting others through their networks (none of this flows back to the DSHF – we simply ask for the signed petitions).
As a state coordinator, you help us put your state and city on the map.
To date we have had participation in the marked states and if yours is not shown, won’t you consider signing up and let us include your hometown on the Dred Scott Heritage Foundation Stamp Campaign State Coordinators Locator MAP.