This is Dred Scott he was born in 1833 in Virginia. Dred was sold to Dr. John Emerson who he traveled with in territories like Illinois or Wisconson which are both Antislavery States
When Dred Scott's owner died in September.17.1858, He,his wife Harriet,and his children Lizzie and Eliza were given to their owners wife. Dred scott asked for his freedom but Mrs.Emerson refused so they brought it to the supreme court
Dred scott and his family went to the supreme court to get their freedom.
we want our freedom it isnt fair we were in free states when Dr.Emerson died.
Chief Justice Roger B. Taney disapprove because The court declared that African American heritage are not citizens.Congress could not ban slavery in the territories because "slaves are property".
Im sorry but you are property and not a citizen i cannot give you your freedom.
The south has won this time. Dred Scott did not get his freedom.