Dred and Harriet Scott filed petitions to sue for freedom - April 6, 1846


On this day in 1846, Dred and Harriet Scott, an enslaved husband and wife, filed petitions to sue for their freedom in the St. Louis Circuit Court. Listen to the two-part Stuff You Missed in History Class episode on Dred Scott at https://www.missedinhistory.com/search.php?terms=dred+scott