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apr 9, 1857 - Dred Scott V Stanford

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Dred Scott was a Missouri slave. Sold to a surgeon in 1834, Scott was taken to Illinois, a free state, and on the the free Wisconsin territory before returning to Missouri when Emerson died in 1846. Scott sued Emersons widow for his freedom claiming his residence in the free soil of Illinois made him a free man.

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apr 9, 1857
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~ 161 years ago

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