Remebering Dred Scott Storyboard

Remebering Dred Scott Storyboard

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  • Dred Scott was a slave owned by Doctor John Emerson. 
  • In 1836, Dr. Emerson went to Wisconsin Territory and he took Scott with him. Dred Scott married Harriet Robinson, a slave. 
  • In 1843, Dr. John Emerson died from tuberculosis. 
  • Scott and his wife wanted to pay Mrs. Emerson $300 for their manumission. Mrs. Emerson refused.
  • You are innocent.
  • Scott went to court for his freedom. He and Harriet received freedom but it was taken away in 1852.
  • This time, Scott went to the Supreme Court and he lost. Scott spent nearly ten years fighting for is freedom. 
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