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St. Louis History in Black and White: From Dred Scott to Barack Obama

 

Dred and Harriet Scott Backstory 1857- 2010

There is a backstory to the Dred Scott decision. New information reveals that Harriet Scott, who was involved in the original suit for freedom with her husband, lived for a decade after the Civil War. The Scotts had two children. Eliza and Lizzie were given the protection of anonymity during the fractious period during which the Scotts sought emancipation.  Genealogist Ruth Ann Hager of the St. Louis County Library did the research, which is  outlined in her book Dred and Harriet Scott…Their Family Story.


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Genealogist Ruth Ann Hager of the St. Louis County Library, author of Dred and Harriet Scott…Their Family Story.

 

 

Additional information about this episode:

Expanded Scott history

Detailed Scott history in St. Louis

David Konig biography and photo

John Baugh biography and photo

Ruth Ann Hager biography and photo

 

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