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jan 1, 1857 - Dred Scott v. Sanford

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Dred Scott was a slave sold to John Emerson. Scott was taken to Illinois, a free state, and claimed residency. When Emerson died Scott sued Emerson's widow for freedom.

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jan 1, 1857
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~ 161 years ago

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