Sunday, May 6, 2012

'Dred Scott Statue Campaign: A Bronzed Statue of Dred and Harriet Scott to be located at the Old Courthouse'

[Dred & Harriet Scott Maquette by Artist Harry Weber]

Since the 150th Anniversary Commemoration of the Dred Scott Decision in 2007, it has been a primary goal to erect a statue of these two St. Louis legends. The Dred Scott Heritage Foundation, Friends of Dred Scott, Young Friends of Dred Scott and the community at large has partnered to make this vision come to pass. October 21, 2010 marked the kick-off of the Dred Scott Statue Campaign with the unveiling a two foot bronzed maquette of both Dred and Harriet Scott.

Did you know?

* There is no statue of Dred or Harriet Scott in the world

* That Dred and Harriet both filed separate petitions for their freedom but they were later combined into one

* The Dred Scott Decision inspired Abraham Lincoln to run for president

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