Dred Scott honored at Missouri Capitol ceremony
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Dred Scott, the former slave who sued for his freedom in a St. Louis court and helped galvanize anti-slavery efforts around the nation in the 19th century, was inducted Wednesday into the Hall of Famous Missourians.
A bust of Scott, who died a year after the landmark Supreme Court decision that bears his name, now will be part of a display in the state Capitol’s third-floor rotunda.
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