Dred Scott vs. Sandford part 2

Dred and Harriet Scott and their daughters, Eliza and Lizzie. From Century Magazine and Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper. Public domain

When Dred Scott v. Sandford was decided in 1857, the court decision ruled that enslaved Africans and their descendants weren’t and could never be citizens of the United States, whether they were free or not. But before that, Scott and his family had been free by a jury in 1850.

Tracy's Research:

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Topics in this Podcast: Dred Scott v. Sandford, slavery, racism, Missouri Compromise, civil rights, black history, court cases, biographies, U.S. Supreme Court, 19th century, U.S. history