Dred Scott's Fight for Freedom

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A 6-panel story of the Dred Scott case of 1857.

Storyboard Text

  • Ah, it's nice being free, even down here in the South in Missouri.
  • Dred Scott's House
  • Hey Dred Scott, ready to go to work? Oh wait, you're a slave and don't get a choice!
  • This is outrageous! I spent several years in a free state, so I can't be a slave anymore!
  • Dred Scott's House
  • Cotton Field #89
  • I was taken to a free state and spent several years there! I shouldn't be working as a slave!
  • Master, you cannot make me work as a slave. I'll drag you to court!
  • Good luck with that! You don't have a chance of winning!
  • When my owner brought me into Wisconsin and Illinois, both free states, I became a free man.
  • As a slave, Dred Scott does not have the right to sue his owner for his freedom and remains a slave.
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