Mrs. Lynne Jackson

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Lynne M. Jackson, President and Founder

Great-great granddaughter of Dred and Harriet Scott 
of the Dred Scott Decision, 1857

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/ Marketing,
Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville 

Graduate of Alleda Ward Wells Piano Studio of St. Louis 

Professional Experience:
General Services Manager, Bryan Cave LLP 
Employee Relations Associate, Ford Motor Company
Supervisor of Data Entry, CASS Logistics – Cass Commercial Corporation 
Business Operations Director, Girl Scout Council of Greater St. Louis

Board Memberships: (past and present)
Dred Scott Heritage Foundation
Association of Legal Administrators
Administrative Management Society 
Black Women’s Entrepreneurial Network (President 3 of 10 years) 
Community Women Against Hardship (Past Vice President ) 
Mission Metro St. Louis
Urban K-Life, Advisory Board
St. Louis Artists' Guild 

Published and Media Works:
Guest Co-Host of "The U" UMSL University Student Radio
Ecclectic, Classical, Retro Thursdays on 
"Space is the Place" with Steve Engelmeyer (2011 to Present)

Wrote, hosted and produced PARRC Presents, a 30 minute apologetics show for cable television.

Authored and published Dred Scott Activity and Coloring Book.

Scripted website archives for

2003 -- Community Service Award ( Community Women Against Hardship)
2007 -- Freedom  Dred Scott Legacy Award  ( Bott Radio Network)
2007 – State of Missouri Senate Resolution Presentation
2008 -- Community Service Award - (Elijah P. Lovejoy Society)
2008 -- Social Justice Award (Spiritual Learning Center)
2011 -- Edwin Hubble Initiative Medal Award 
(Marshfield, MO Cherry Blossom Festival)
2011 -- Racial Harmony Phenomenal Women Inductee (Center for Racial Harmony, Belleville, Il.) 
2013 -- Empowering Women Who Inspire Award (Women in Vision, Inc) 
2014 - National Women's History Month Nominee (National Women's History Project) 

Selected Highlights of Past Foundation Engagements:

Dred Scott bust and Homer Plessy bust featured in the exhibit
"The River Between Us"
Will become permanent exhibit at Laumeier Sculpture Park
St. Louis, MO
June 12, 2013

Fort Snelling/Minnesota African American Museum

US 8th District Court Minnesota Chapter Trip
Bloomington/St. Paul, Minnesota
May 20-24, 2013

Dred Scott Statue erected in St. Louis, MO
June 8, 2012

Dred Scott inducted into Hall of Famous Missourians
Jefferson City, MO
Bust at Missouri Capitol Building
May 9, 2012

Dred and Harriet Scott Reconciliation Forum
Cherry Blossom Festival, Marshfield MO
April 29, 2011

Speaker at the 2007 Conference of the National Association of Attorneys General in Washington DC, C-Span broadcasted their session
on the 150th Anniversary of the Dred Scott Decision 3/7/07

Participated at the Dred Scott Symposium at Washington University
and hosted other Dred Scott descendants for the sesquicenntial on
March 3-5, 2007

Spoke at the Harvard Symposium on the 150th Anniversary of the Dred Scott Decision 4/2007 at the invitation of Dr. Charles Ogletree, Jr.

Presented taped address at the Library of Congress on the 150th Anniversary 3/6/2007

Panelist at the Inaugural Underground Railroad Research Institute
Conference at the University of Georgetown College, Georgetown, KY 2007

Presented history in conference session at the 2007 Missouri Bar Association Annual Meeting in Springfield, MO 2007

NPR Radio interviews on the Anniversary and the Foundation’s mission

Renamed a block of Fourth Street in St. Louis, MO to Dred Scott Way on
May 26, 2007

Speaker at the Naturalization Ceremony at the Old Court House on
July 3, 2007

Presentation for Boeing attorneys at Bryan Cave with Dr. David Konig
of Washington U.

Accepted proclamation and spoke at the National Urban League Convention
in St Louis, Mo 2007

Co-sponsored Discover Your Roots genealogical conference hosted by
LDS Lindell Ward

Additional Ministries and Volunteer Activities:
Co-Founder of PARRC Research, Inc.
Global Day of Prayer Committee 2005 -2010 
Sunday School Superintendent
Vacation Bible School Director
 Prison Ministry at St. Louis County Jail
Community Women Against Hardship