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MEDIA ALERT: Historic Fort Snelling Commemorates the Legacy of Dred and Harriet Scott
On Sunday, Dec. 4, Historic Fort Snelling offers a free program honoring Dred and Harriet Scott. While the Scotts spent only a few years in Minnesota, their lawsuit for freedom from slavery—in which their time at Fort Snelling played a key role—had a lasting impact on national history.
This 1-3 p.m. program will explore the Scotts’ legacy and slavery’s critical and ongoing impact on the United States through a panel discussion, music, performances and more. Lynne Jackson, a descendant of the Scotts and founder of the Dred Scott Heritage Foundation, and Sharon Harper, a descendant of Robert Hickman—who led fellow enslaved people to freedom in Minnesota in 1863—are among the speakers.
For more information and the full program schedule, visit the MNHS calendar.