The Freedom Suits Memorial was the brain child of Judge David Mason of St. Louis, Missouri. Artist Preston Jackson was commissioned to create a monument celebrating those courageous enslaved ones who dared sue for their freedom and the lawyers who represented them. The event will take place June 20, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. at the Civil Courts Building. The public is invited.
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On April 17, 2021, the National Daughters of the American Revolution presented the National History Award Medal to Lynne Jackson. The Webster Groves Chapter nominated and vetted her for this as well as for the DAR Women in American History Medal. Thanks to Susan Favazza, Past Chapter Regent, Sylvia Stoll, Anita Motz, Chapter Regent and Caroline Green Chapter Historian for the intense work to make this happen. Ms. Sylvia Stoll was extraordinarily diligent to vet the process to get approval from the Historian General. Jackson is only the 8th person in Missouri to receive this highly vetted award in 40 years, since 1981 which she received with extreme gratitude for the recognition of her work in the Foundation.
In 2016, Lynne received the National Medal of Honor from President General Lynn Forney Young.
The DAR and DUV continue to request historical presentations from the Dred Scott Heritage Foundation and they seek to continue to reconcile our histories. There are many African American members and chapters of the DAR around the country.
Join us at this black tie affair as we honor men and women who have made major contributions through their gifts and perseverance through our 400 Plus Years of Fortitude Recognition in 2020.
This is the third Dred Scott Freedom Awards Dinner. Several deserving individuals will be honored on Saturday, March 28th at the St. Louis Hilton Frontenac Hotel at 1335 S. Lindbergh Blvd, in St. Louis, MO. This year, our Honorary Chairman is Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg, producer of the 3-part PBS documentary on the Constitution. A More or Less Perfect Union was released on January 25, 2020 and features Lynne M. Jackson (Dred Scott), Keith Plessy (Homer Plessy), and Phoebe Ferguson (John Ferguson).
The 3:00 p.m. VIP Reception and Dinner tickets are $150. The 5:00 p.m. Dinner tickets are $100. Purchase tickets at Eventbrite, see link below or mail your checks to: DSHF P.O. Box 2009 Florissant, MO 63032. For more information, contact the Dinner Chairman, Peggy Lewis LeCompte at 618-593-7196.
For room reservations at the Hilton, contact Kelly in sales at 314-993-1100. Free hotel parking.
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THE 3D PRINTED REPRODUCTION OF
THE DRED AND HARRIET SCOTT STATUE
The first Dred Scott Statue to be erected will be reproduced via 3D printing and sold as a limited edition art piece beginning October 12th.
The Dred Scott Heritage Foundation has partnered with Think A Little Bigger, a 3D printing company located in Saint Louis, to create a limited edition 3D printed reproduction of the Dred and Harriet Scott Statue that stands at the Old Courthouse in downtown Saint Louis.
The statue, commissioned by The Dred Scott Heritage Foundation, was designed and created by master sculptor Harry Weber. Since the Dred and Harriet Scott statue was erected in 2012, there have been many requests for a reproduction by individuals, groups and organizations. A bronze piece was an option, but recent technological advances have allowed the development of a more cost effective, signed, handcrafted, limited edition fine art piece.
Each piece stands 14 inches tall including a simulated marble base and is carefully crafted with a meticulous eye for detail. This is being announced on September 17th which coincides with Constitution Day, and ironically is also the day Dred Scott died.
This product will launch on October 12th, 2019 at the Dred Scott Reconciliation Conference. For details and registration, go to DSRC Conference. *The 2019 Conference is approved for four CLEs.
St. Louis civil rights activist Percy Green was honored by the Jefferson National Parks Association with a poster commemorating his historic climb up the Gateway Arch 55 years ago on July 14, 1964. The climb was in protest of the lack of African American workers or contractors being hired for the arch construction project. The protest was successful. Today, the diversity of their workforce is evident as you walk around the newly renovated Arch. Watch the clip from Fox 2 News below.
Don’t miss Dred and Harriet with Thomas Jefferson on the wall and tables in the Arch Cafe’. It’s stunning!!
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:
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:
Young Friends of Dred Scott
St. Louis has a long and documented history of challenging racial injustice. This history includes several key battles having long-lasting impact on the City of St. Louis and the nation as a whole. The Missouri History Museum’s recent installation #1 In Civil Rights, The African American Freedom Struggle in St. Louis presents the accounts of this history that has been too often unacknowledged.
For information about this exhibit, please visit: http://mohistory.org/civilrights