Dred Scott Memorial Calvary Cemetery St. Louis MO
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N 38° 42.007 W 090° 13.913
15S E 740725 N 4287136
Quick Description: Dred Scott Memorial Calvary Cemetery St. Louis MO
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 7/1/2011 5:17:54 PM
Waymark Code: WMBXHV
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1
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Long Description:
Fred Scott was an important figure in civil rights in the United States. His final resting place is in Calvary Cemetery St. Louis MO.
(location 22on the 2011 Calvary Cemetery map that can be obtained at the admin off at the entrance to the cemetery.

Birth: 1799
Death: Sep. 17, 1858

Slavery Figure. He was the center figure in the 1857 "Dred Scott" Supreme Court case in which the United States Supreme Court, led by staunch slavery proponent Justice Roger B. Taney, ruled that Dred Scott, as an African American, was not a United States citizen and had no right to sue for his freedom. This decision nullified the Missouri Compromise of 1820 (which was legislation that restricted slavery in certain territories) as being unconstitutional, and contributed to the sectional strife in the 1850s that led to the Civil War. (bio by: Russ Dodge)

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Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA

Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jan 01, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 1573
Civil Right Type: Race (U.S. Civil Rights movement)

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