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mar 6, 1857 - Dred scott

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Dred Scott was a Missouri slave. Sold tomjohn Emerson in saint louis in 1834, Scott was taken to Illinois, a free state and on to free Wisconsin territory before returning to missouri. Emerson died in 1846, Scott sued Emerson widow for his freedom in Missouri.

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mar 6, 1857
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~ 161 years ago

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