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University City in St. Louis County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Dred & Harriet Scott

Dred Scott: Born Circa 1799

 

—Harriet Scott: Birth Date Unknown —

 
Dred & Harriet Scott Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, October 7, 2018
1. Dred & Harriet Scott Marker
Inscription. Click to hear the inscription.  Remembered for the infamous 1857 decision that denied them their freedom, Dred and Harriet Scott spent much of their adult lives enslaved in St. Louis. In the 1830s, Dred Scott's slave owner took him to the free State of Illinois and then to federal territory, where slavery was prohibited. While there, he married Harriet. They were returned to St. Louis in 1838, and in 1846 began a courageous 11-year legal battle for emancipation based on their time spent in free territory. The U.S. Supreme Court's decision withheld the fundamental rights of citizenship from Dred and Harriet Scott--and all black Americans--propelling the nation toward Civil War.
 
Location. 38° 39.375′ N, 90° 18.423′ W. Marker is in University City, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker is on Delmar Boulevard west of Leland Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6655 Delmar Boulevard, Saint Louis MO 63130, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Sisler (a few steps from this marker); Dizzy Dean (a few steps from this marker); Jackie Smith (a few steps from this marker); James B. Eads (a few steps from this marker); Dick Weber (a few steps from this marker); Charles Guggenheim (a few steps from this marker); Ike Turner (within shouting distance of this marker); Irma Rombauer (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in University City.
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansWomen
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 12, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 10, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on October 10, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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