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Let's Get Legal: From Dred Scott to the Missouri Human Rights Act

The Dred Scott case is among the most famous Supreme Court cases in US history. Its decision not only eliminated freedom suits but also led to Abraham Lincoln’s 1860 election, the Civil War, and the adoption of the 13th and 14th Amendments, which ended slavery and established citizenship for African Americans, respectively. Scott’s case also gave juries the right to determine the meaning of discrimination in Missouri— an effect that still resonates today. University of Missouri law professor Charles Henson will explain the importance of the jury trial as it relates to the Missouri Human Rights Act. 

Sign Language interpretation will be provided at this program.

When: Thursday, January 25 2018 at 7:00 pm
Where: Lee Auditorium
How Much:Free
Exhibit(s): #1 in Civil Rights: The African American Freedom Struggle in St. Louis
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