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The Dred Scott Statue Campaign

Matching Grant Program

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March is Women's History Month

Women's Power Networking Presents

Power Luncheon


Lynne Jackson

"The Power Of Perseverance"

Thursday, March 27 2014
11:30am to 1:30pm*
Old Spaghetti Factory
17384 Chesterfield Airport Rd,
Chesterfield, MO 63005
(in the Chesterfield Valley)

 Cost: $15 including tax & gratuity for a delicious lunch

Click here for more information 



Foundation President Nominated for work on Dred Scott

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Mother Caroline
School Sisters of Notre Dame

click on her picture
to read her story and learn how she educated slave children

School Sisters of Notre Dame
at Jefferson Barracks 

Guest Speaker
Lynne M. Jackson, President and Founder
The Dred Scott Heritage Foundation

Thursday, March 13, 2014 ~ 11:30 a.m.

Maria Center, School Sisters of Notre Dame
Sancta Maria in Ripa Campus
336 East Ripa Avenue, St. Louis, MO  63125

Click here for more information 


 The Dred Scott Heritage Foundation

 “Reflections II - Dred Scott's Virginia”

 Saturday, March 8, 2014

12:00 - 2:00 pm

The Old Courthouse

11 N. 4th Street

St. Louis, MO 63102

For the 157th Anniversary of The Dred Scott Decision

See and hear how the search to prove Dred Scott’s birth place and find his parents resulted in

several Blow family members and the Dred Scott family meeting for the first time in

Dred Scott’s childhood home, Southampton, VA and what resulted there.

Blow Family Descendant:  Jeffrey Hines, author of Dred Scott’s Virginia

Scott Family Descendants:  Lynne Jackson and Sherrie Jackson

The Dred Scott Heritage Foundation

Featuring a dramatization by the Dred Scott Theatre Troupe

 Click here to read more

The Carondelet Historical Society
 The Dred Scott Heritage Foundation


“Reflections - Dred Scott and Peter Blow Descendants”


Saturday, February 15, 2014

1:00 pm

Carondelet Historical Society

6303 Michigan Ave.

St. Louis, MO 63111

 Click here to read more

Young Friends of Dred Scott

Fourth Annual Educational Field Trip

Missouri Civil War Museum
Jefferson Barracks

222 Worth Rd.

St. Louis, MO 63125 

Saturday, November 16, 2013
10 am to 12 noon
The cost is $7.00 per person. 
Please RSVP by Sunday, November 10, 2013.
Click on the link below to register or RSVP. 
Register Here 

You must register below and you can choose to pay on-line or at the door.
If paying by check please ensure your check arrives by Sunday, November 10, 2013. 

Welcome and overview by Mark Trout, Chairman, Missouri Civil War Museum. 

We will meet at Jefferson Barracks at 10:00 am. If you would like to carpool or trail please meet at Commerce Bank (270 and Olive, go west on Olive one block to stoplight, turn right, Commerce is immediately on the right) at 9:15 and leaving promptly at 9:30. Everyone is welcome however, children must be attended by parent or adult.

here will be a short debriefing and meeting with Young Friends immediately following the tour.
If you have special needs, please let us know. 

Lynne Jackson, Opening Remarks

Annual St. Charles Pro-Life Benefit Dinner

with Immaculée Ilibagiza
from Rwanda  

Hosted by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Pro-Life Committee

Monday, October 21, 2013

St. Charles Convention Center

One Convention Center Plaza St. Charles, Missouri

Dinner & Program: 7:00 P.M.
Click here for more information


Incarcerations in Black and White

Young Friends of Dred Scott Education Table
October 29, 2013

Reception and Photo Exhibit at 6pm

 Panel Discussions at 7pm

at the Missouri History Museum

Click here for flyer

Click for more information on the Ethics Project 

The St. Louis Kids Expo

Saturday, October 12 from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m.

 Sunday, October 13 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Join the Young Friends of Dred Scott at their information and education booth at the expo.
the Dred Scott Activity and Coloring Book.

Admission is $3.00 and children under 5 are free

North County Recreation Center

 2577 Redman Rd., St. Louis, MO 63136

For More Information Click Here 

Constitution Day

September 17

Read More Here

Stamp Museum

National Postal Museum 
 Grand Opening

September 22, 2013
10am - 5:30pm
William T. Blow revenue stamp 
& Dred Scott Decision Exhibits
 on display at the Smithsonian Museum
 Click here for more information

JULY 5, 2013 AT 2:30 P.M
Spirits of the past meet up on the streets of St. Louis to tell of the trials and triumphs of
those who engaged the fight for freedom surrounding the Dred Scott Decision.
For Fair Schedule click here.

Cast Members Include:
Elijah P. Lovejoy
Barney Bradshaw

Charlotte Blow
Linda Louis VanReed

Lizzie Scott
Carole Shelton

Harriet Scott
Peggy Neely-Harris

Dred Scott
John LaGrone

Modern Advocate
Donna Kimbrough

The Newsboys
Kevin Neely
Isaiah Louis Neely(On Guitar)
M'Kane Knox

Picture by Ron Sloan

The Juneteenth Celebration held by the Richmond City Council Slave Trail Commission on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 will feature guest speaker, Lynne M. Jackson, the great-great granddaughter of Dred Scott and Founder of the Dred Scott Heritage Foundation.  The theme is Emancipation and Reconciliation.  Representative Delores McQuinn and Pastor Sylvester Turner convened this program.  The event will begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Virginia Union University.
To read more click here

African American Cultural & Genealogical Society of Illinois, Inc. Museum 
20th Annual Freedom Celebration Banquet

Guest Speaker
Lynne Jackson, President and Founder, 
The Dred Scott Heritage Foundation

June 14, 2013
6:30 pm
Heartland Grand Palace
3253 N. Brush College Rd
Decatur, IL 62521
Tickets:  $50
For more information or to make reservations click here

The Space Between Scott and Plessy
Discussion with
Lynne Jackson, President and Founder, 
The Dred Scott Heritage Foundation
Bob Moore, Historian
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial 
Laumeier Sculpture Park
Indoor Galleries
June 13, 2013
10 am - Noon
View new permanent exhibit by Ken Lum
For more information or to make reservations click here

 The U.S. District Court - District of Minnesota
The Minnesota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association
The Bloomington Human Rights Commission
and Bloomington Parks and Recreation


Legacy of Courage and Freedom:

Dred and Harriet Scott

Keynote Speaker
Lynne M. Jackson
Great-great-granddaughter of Dred and Harriet Scott

Wednesday, May 22, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Bloomington Civic Plaza
1800 West Old Shakopee Road
Bloomington, Minnesota
Click here for more information

This is a free public event and All are invited! 
Reservations requested by calling 952-563-4948 

Dred Scott Reconciliation Forum
Marshfield, Missouri 
April 26, 2013

Clifton Turman Davis
(President Harry S. Truman)
Lynne Madison Jackson
(Dred Scott) 
Linda Carr Kraft
(Thomas Jefferson)
Descendants of these historic persons will present on the DSRF panel Friday April 26th
For more information click here

VA Highway Marker
Virginia Highway Marker


Dred Scott and the 
Blow Family

Tuesday April 16, 2013, 2 pm

Route 58 and Buckhorn Quarter Road,  Southampton County, Virginia

Ceremony will commence at 2 pm
For more information click here.

For more background information click here.
Read article on unveiling here.


Photo Galleries

New Statue at Historic Old Courthouse
in St. Louis, MO!

Read article on dedication here and s
ee Statue Gallery here 

The Dred Scott Statue Campaign

Dred and Harriet Scott
of the 
Dred Scott Decision of 1857 

Visit Statue Campaign here

Interview on
Harold Hendrick

“March 6th, 2013 is the 156th anniversary of the Dred Scott Decision.  Longtime friend Lynne Jackson of St. Louis, MO is a great-great granddaughter of Dred and Harriet Scott and Director of “The Dred Scott Heritage Foundation.”  Hear Lynne talk about her famous ancestors and their important impact in the freeing of the slaves by clicking here

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Photo from St. Louis American UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Own the New 3" Commemorative Scott - Lincoln Penny

Listen to Composer Barbara Harbach's Freedom Suite for String Quintet.  Click here to read more information.
Listen Here

R. Carnahan

Cornell U Law School
WU Olin Library


Old Court HouseThe Old Court House in Downtown St. Louis and other photo galleries documenting the DSHF's Inaugural Year events can be seen with a simple click.

Click on image to view gallery.


Old Court House ExhibitStudents young and old will benefit from a visit to The Old Court House in Downtown St. Louis which features a detailed exhibit of the historic era and of the cultural realities the Scott Family endured and survived.

Click on image to view gallery.

Dred Scott Commemorative Envelop

The "Authentic" Dred Scott Commemorative U.S. Post Mark cancellation stamp makes for an affordable and attractive gift.

Own "our" history today. Purchase the Limited Edition Commemorative Envelope Cache for only $5.00 while supplies last! To purchase, please send check or money order for $5.00 plus $1.00 S&H to:

The Dred Scott Heritage Foundation
P. O. Box 2009
Florissant, MO 63032-2009