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The Importance of Dred Scott

aug 23

7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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Aug 23 2018

7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The Library Center
4653 S. Campbell Ave.
Springfield, MO
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Hear about how events in Missouri shaped history in the U.S. Missouri slave Dred Scott sued for his freedom, the case going all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, with the court ultimately deciding that slaves were not citizens and could not sue in federal court. Springfield attorney Thomas Strong will discuss Dred Scott v. John Sandford, considered the court's greatest "self-inflicted wound," and how the decision polarized the nation and forever changed the course of history. Call 882-0714 for more information.