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26/05/1857 Dred Scott is emancipated

Following the ruling, Calvin C. Chaffee deeded the Scott family to Taylor Blow, who manumitted them in 1857. Scott worked as a porter in a St. Louis hotel, but his freedom was short-lived; he died from tuberculosis in 1857. He was survived by his wife and his two daughters.


  • Essentials 

  • Life 

  • Dred Scott case 

  • Abolitionist aid to Scott's case 

  • Post-case freedom 

  • Prelude to Emancipation Proclamation 

  • Legacy 

  • In popular culture