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
Lynne M. Jackson is a great-great granddaughter of Harriet and Dred Scott of the Dred Scott Decision of 1857. This United States Supreme Court decision was a major catalyst for the Civil War which, under President Abraham Lincoln, ended slavery. The case helped change the landscape and future of this country from a slave holding republic to one that had more potential to be in keeping with the Declaration of Independence. She delights in sharing this story with young and old, including details of the Scott’s personal and family history that have not previously been known.
Lynne is president and founder of The Dred Scott Heritage Foundation. The Foundation’s goal is to promote the commemoration, education and reconciliation of our histories with an eye toward helping to heal the wounds of the past.
In 2012, under her leadership, the Dred Scott Heritage Foundation erected the first statue of Harriet and Dred Scott, designed and created by sculptor Harry Weber, which stands outside the Old Courthouse in St. Louis, Mo.
For more information, visit www.thedredscottfoundation.org.
For more information,
contact Debbie Rohrich-Tyler,
314.633.7032 or firstname.lastname@example.org.