Dred Scott

Dred Scott

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  • Dred Scott was born  around the 1800s in  Virginia.
  • After the Scott's master , Peter Blow, died, he was sold to an army  surgeon named John Emerson.
  • Dred Scott was allowed to marry Harriet Robinson as slave
  • He traveled wherever his master went too.
  • After Dr. Emerson died, the ownership of the slaves were left under Eliza Emerson
  • Dred Scott and Harriet Robinson hoped to be free in a free state but Mrs. Emerson prevented them from being that.
  • Dred Scott sued and fought Eliza Emerson for his freedom for 10 years in court.
  • Dred Scott lost his case because Mrs. Emerson brother claimed them as his slaves since Mrs. Emerson didn't.
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