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Dred Scott

Born About 1799

 

—Died Sept. 17, 1858 —

 
Dred Scott Marker (front) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 21, 2012
1. Dred Scott Marker (front)
Inscription.

[Front]
Freed from slavery by his friend Taylor Blow.

[Back]
Subject of the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States in 1857 which denied citizenship to the Negro, voided the Missouri Compromise Act, became one of the events that resulted in the Civil War.
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In memory of a simple man who wanted to be free
Dred Scott

 
Erected by African Historical and Genealogical Research Society, Eddie Randle & Sons Funeral Home, and Others.
 
Location. 38° 42.004′ N, 90° 13.917′ W. Marker is in St. Louis, Missouri. Click for map. Grave monument is at Lot 177 of Section 1 in Calvary Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5239 West Florissant Avenue, Saint Louis MO 63115, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Harriet Scott (here, next to this marker); Auguste Chouteau (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Clark Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rev. Constantine P. Smith (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rev. Ambrose J. Heim
Dred Scott Marker (back) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 21, 2012
2. Dred Scott Marker (back)
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Father Thomas Ambrose Butler (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rev. James J. Toomey (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rev. John C. Granville (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in St. Louis.
 
Also see . . .
1. Dred Scott's Fight For Freedom. (Submitted on December 19, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Missouri's Dred Scott Case. (Submitted on December 19, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Dred Scott vs. Sandford; Primary Documents at the Library of Congress. (Submitted on December 19, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesPatriots & Patriotism
 
Dred Scott Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 21, 2012
3. Dred Scott Marker
Dred Scott Grave Site at Calvary Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 21, 2012
4. Dred Scott Grave Site at Calvary Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 637 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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