Courts in the Classroom
Supreme Court of Indiana
Division of State Court Administration
30 S. Meridian Street, Ste 500
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Dr. Elizabeth R. Osborn
Public History and
2011 Outstanding Public
History Project Award
from the National Council
on Public History
Celebrating Black History: the Life and Times of Dred Scott will take place on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. in the Indiana Supreme Court Courtroom with area high school students.
Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff, the author of "Am I Not A Man? The Dred Scott Story," will speak about the book, a historical novel which tells the remarkable story of Dred Scott, events leading up to the Supreme Court ruling decided March 6, 1857, the election of President Lincoln, and ultimately, the abolition of slavery.
Lynne M. Jackson, great-great-granddaughter of Dred and Harriet Scott, will offer her personal perspective on her family and the ruling. She is President and Founder of the Dred Scott Heritage Foundation in St. Louis, Missouri.
Indiana Supreme Court Justice Frank Sullivan, Jr. and Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller will introduce the speakers and participate in the discussion portions of the program.
During the program, the guest speakers and the student audience will: