St. Louis Remembers the Dred Scott Decision
Press Release - Missouri News
Thursday, January 25, 2007
Feature Release: http://news.visitmo.com/Archive/
Old Courthouse, Downtown St. Louis
The majestic Old Courthouse
has remained over the past 150 years
as one of St. Louis' most prominent architectural landmarks.
Plan your visit to see all the permanent exhibits
and special events! The Old Courthouse was the site of the
first two trials of the pivotal Dred Scott case in 1847 and 1850.
For more information please call 314-655-1600 or visit http://www.nps.gov/jeff/historyculture/dredscottsesquicentennial.htm.
Eugene Field House and Toy Museum, Downtown St. Louis
Eugene Field House and Toy
Museum will present the connection
between Eugene's father, Roswell Field, attorney for
Dred Scott who provided an avenue to get the case to the U.S. Supreme
Court. Also, the exhibit showcases differences in lifestyle between
free white children and slave black children - runs all
year. For more information please call 314-421-4689 or visit www.eugenefieldhouse.org,
Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site - White Haven, Affton
Magic Mirror Exhibit at the
Ulysses S. Grant House. A video vignette
playing a private conversation between Grant and his
son-in-law about the Dred Scott Case will run as an ongoing exhibit along with the history of slavery in that period.
For more information please call 314-842-3298 or visit www.nps.gov/ulsg.
Black World History Wax Museum, North St. Louis
The Museum tells the stories
of famous and not-so-famous African American
Missourians including George Washington Carver,
Dred and Harriett Scott, musician
Clark Terry, Clara Brown,
Hiram Young and others. For more information
please call 314-241-7057 or visit
Calvary Cemetery, North St. Louis
Where Dred Scott is buried. Visit http://www.stlcathcem.com/DredScott.aspx.
Greenwood Cemetery, North St. Louis
Where Harriett Scott is buried
Bellefontaine Cemetery, North St. Louis
Peter Blow, original owner
of Dred Scott, is buried here.
Walk of Fame, University City
Star for the Scotts
on the Walk of Fame in the Delmar Loop. Visit http://www.stlouiswalkoffame.org/inductees/dred-harriet.html.
Other mentions and drive by’s:
Site of Wesleyan Cemetery
- Original location of Dred Scott’s burial
site (Laclede & Grand).
Lynch Slave Pens - Near the
site of the old Busch Stadium.
The Ville - Area where descendants
have lived. Include Sumner
High School, Antioch Baptist Church, Lincoln Law School
for African Americans and Annie Malone Children’s Home.