What a difference 150 Years Makes!
From Dred Scott to Barack Obama

I live in the historic district of Moline, Illinois about a mile from where Dred Scott lived for two years at Fort Armstrong. His time living on free soil figured in his Supreme Court case. This area has other intriguing connections to the Civil War. Since the first railroad bridge crossing the Mississippi River was here, Lincoln's famous Effie Afton case and the Kansas-Nebraska Act have their roots here. Watch for my 12-part Civil War Series coming soon. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy Dred Scott's story. 02/07


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