THIS DAY IN HISTORY March 6, 1857:  Dred (and Harriet) Scott Decision

Dred and Harriet Scott 1857


#tdih 1857 When teaching the horrific Dred Scott vs. Sandford ruling, include the role of Harriet Scott (who also filed a freedom petition in same year and with same lawyer as her husband Dred Scott), how the Scotts met while enslaved at US military base by U.S. Army officers in the North, and the myriad of citizenship legal cases that came before, after, and in light of the Dred Scott ruling (see the work of historian Martha S. Jones), and much more.


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