Lunch & Learn
February 15, 2024
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
February Lunch & Learn | Black History Month
When: Thursday, February 15 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM
February is Black History Month, which was created to focus attention on the contributions of African Americans in the United States. It honors all Black people from all periods of U.S. history, from the enslaved people first brought over from Africa in the early 17th century, to African Americans living in the United States today.
To commemorate Black History Month, NCJWSTL is absolutely thrilled and honored to welcome Lynne Jackson, the great-great granddaughter of icon Dred Scott. In the Dred Scott case’s 1857 decision that stunned the nation, the United States Supreme Court upheld slavery in United States territories, denied the legality of Black citizenship in America, and declared the Missouri Compromise to be unconstitutional.
Jackson, who first remembers being aware of her great-great-grandfather’s legacy as a young child, is the founder and president of the Dred Scott Heritage Foundation, and she hopes to raise awareness and understanding of the importance of her grandfather in both St. Louis and American history.
Please join us as she discusses, not only her family history, but her important effort in creating a more fitting Dred Scott memorial for generations to come.
Please click here to register for the February Lunch & Learn.
Questions? Email Jen Bernstein at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 314.993.5181