Lynne Jackson is a great-great granddaughter of history’s Dred and Harriet Scott and Director of The Dred Scott Heritage Foundation. A longtime friend, Lynne tells the powerful and dramatic story of her ancestor’s major role in advancing freedom for all slaves. Among the positive results from Lynne and the Foundation’s efforts are the greatly increased focus to the heritage and contribution of her ancestors, their impact on freeing all slaves, and a warm and moving life-size statue of Harriet and Dred Scott being created and now placed on the southeast side of the historic old courthouse immediately west of the St. Louis arch in downtown St. Louis, MO. Several depictions of which can be seen at www.thedredscottfoundation.com.
March 6th is the annual anniversary of the Dred Scott court decision. While most will read this after the fact, the following was written in “The Dred Scott Heritage Foundation Schedule of Events:”
“March 6th, 2013 is the 156th anniversary of the Dred Scott Decision. In recognition of that the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library along with the Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum present an event commemorating the monumental Dred Scott Decision. On Thursday, March 7, in the multi-purpose room of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Lynne Jackson, the great-great granddaughter of Dred and Harriet Scott and director of The Dred Scott Heritage Foundation, will discuss the role of this 1857 Supreme Court decision and its effect on the abolition of slavery.
Lynne Jackson's appearance is free and open to the public. However, reservations are required and can be made online here: http://bit.ly/DredScottTix.”