St. Louis Marks Anniversary of Dred Scott Ruling

1 decade 1 year 10 months ago Wednesday, February 28 2007 Feb 28, 2007 Wednesday, February 28, 2007 5:58:10 PM CST February 28, 2007 in News
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - Events are being held around St. Louis to mark the 150th anniversary of the Dred Scott decision. The court case began in 1846 when two married slaves, Dred and Harriet Scott, filed suit to try and earn their freedom. They won the case in St. Louis, but were denied their freedom by the U.S. Supreme Court on March 6, 1857. The decision ultimately helped to push the nation closer to Civil War. The Dred Scott case is being remembered in museum exhibits, theater performances and academic gatherings. Event organizers say they are trying to foster discussions about race and equality in America.

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