Saint Louis in Independence County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Dred and Harriet Scott
Erected 2012 by Dred Scott Heritage Foundation.
Location. 38° 37.528′ N, 90° 11.333′ W. Marker is in Saint Louis, Missouri, in Independence County. Marker is on North 4th Street near Market Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 50 North 4th Street, Saint Louis MO 63102, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Joseph Pulitzer (a few steps from this marker); La Rue Missouri (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Mississippi Valley Trust Company (about 600 feet away); Basilica of Saint Louis, King Merchant Laclede Building (about 700 feet away); The Gateway Arch (approx. ¼ mile away); In Memory of Robert E. Lee (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rue de l’Eglise (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Saint Louis.
More about this marker. The Dred and Harriet Scott statue is located in front of the Old Courthouse.
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1. Dred Scott - Wikipedia. In 1836 Dred Scott met a teenaged slave named Harriet Robinson whose slave owner was Major Lawrence Taliaferro, an army officer from Virginia. Taliaferro allowed Scott and Harriet to marry and transferred his ownership of Harriet to Dr. Emerson so the couple could be together. In 1838, Harriet gave birth to their first child, Eliza. In 1840, they had another daughter they named Lizzie. Eventually, they would also have two sons, but neither survived past infancy. (Submitted on November 12, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
2. Dred Scott v. Sandford - Wikipedia. Dred Scott v. Sandford, 60 U.S. 393 (1857), was a landmark decision by the (Submitted on November 12, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
Categories. • African Americans • Civil Rights •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 12, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 337 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 12, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. 6. submitted on November 26, 2015, by Pat Filippone of Stockton, California. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.