Dred Scott: The History You Never Knew

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Date(s) - 02/22/2018
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Maplewood Public Library


“Why do we remind ourselves of history? We have all heard the clichés and quotes, most notably, ‘we are doomed to repeat it’. But do we even recognize when that is happening? Many wonderful organizations exist in this community to break the cycle of fear, hate, misunderstanding, and disunity. As we continue to collaborate, it is our hope to show what happens when we take time out, stop, listen, talk, and share. We remind ourselves of history so we can create a better future.”  Lynne Jackson

The remarkable story of Harriet and Dred Scott still resonates today. Whether you have or haven’t heard the history of the “worst decision the U. S. Supreme Court ever rendered”, their story continues in the work of the Dred Scott Heritage Foundation whose mission is commemoration, education, and reconciliation.

Come and hear about their incredible journey, as told by their great-great granddaughter, Lynne Jackson, President and Founder of the Dred Scott Heritage Foundation. Lynne will also share contemporary stories of reconciliation and hard work to bring hope and unity to a divided land.

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