HW Pick: Redemption Songs: Suing for Freedom before Dred Scott

downloadThe Dred Scott case is the most notorious example of slaves suing for freedom. Most examinations of the case focus on its notorious verdict, and the repercussions that the decision set off-especially the worsening of the sectional crisis that would eventually lead to the Civil War-were extreme. Continue Reading →

The Scottsboro Boys Protest in Harlem, 1933

6b885cd0-52d4-11e3-bfeb-7b7e2fd0803eResidents gather on 145th Street in Harlem, NY, April 9, 1933, to read a placard protesting against the decision of a jury in the trial of Haywood Patterson, one of the nine Scottsboro Boys to be indicted, at Decatur, Alabama. Continue Reading →