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:
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.
Dred and Harriet Scott were represented at the Washington University program Black Struggle, Resiliency and Hope for the Future on Feb 10, 2019 in Graham Chapel. It is the first of three programs throughout the year in commemoration of the 400th Anniversary of the arrival of the first slave ship to port in Virginia in August of 1619. The programs are convened by Wash U Associate Professor Jack A. Kirkland. Among the speakers was the new chancellor, Andrew Martin, Ph. D as of June 1, 2019. Others included Adrienne D. Davis, JD and Law School Vice Provost; The Honorable Wesley Bell, St. Louis County Prosecutor, and Lynne M. Jackson, Dred Scott descendant. The rest of the trilogy will be on June 2, and November 10, 2019. The public is invited.