Dred and Harriet Scott (St. Louis, MO)

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Title

Dred and Harriet Scott (St. Louis, MO)

Subject

Subject (Topic)
Abolitionists--United States
Antislavery movements--United States
Public art
Public sculpture
Slavery-Emancipation

Subject (Name)
Scott, Dred, 1799-1858
Scott, Harriet, 1815-1876

Subject (Object Type)
Commemorative sculpture

Description

A figurative statue of Dred and Harriet Scott. Dred Scott wears a suit with tie. He reaches his left arm behind Harriet Scott, embracing her; they also hold hands. Harriet Scott wears a full-length dress and turns her head upward.

Creator

Weber, Harry, 1942-

Source

Photograph from WikiData.

Date

Dedicated: June 8, 2012

Contributor

Dred Scott Heritage Foundation and National Park Service.

Rights

Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis (RAC), 6128 Delmar Boulevard, St. Louis, Ohio 63112

Format

JPEG

Language

English

Type

Visual Arts-Sculpture

Coverage

Old Courthouse, 11 N. 4th Street, St. Louis, Missouri, 63102, United States

Has Part

Inscription on base of work:
Dred and Harriet Scott filed suit for their freedom at this courthouse in 1846. Their case reached the United States Supreme Court and Was decided in 1857. The court ruled that the Scotts and all African Americans were not citizens of the United States. Opposition to the decision was one of the causes of the Civil War and led to the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments to the Constitution. The Scotts' struggle for freedom stands as a defining moment in the history of the Civil Rights Movements.

Dedicated June 8, 2012
Gift of the Dred Schott Heritage Foundation
Harry Weber, Sculptor 

Extent

120 x 48 x 48 in. (304.8 x 121.92 x 121.92 cm.)

Medium

Bronze

Bibliographic Citation

"Dred and Harriet Scott." Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis. Accessed April 30, 2021, https://racstl.org/public-art/dred-and-harriet-scott/.

Rights Holder

Renée Ater

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Sculpture

Physical Dimensions

120 x 48 x 48 in. (304.8 x 121.92 x 121.92 cm.)

Citation

Weber, Harry, 1942-, “Dred and Harriet Scott (St. Louis, MO),” Contemporary Monuments to the Slave Past, accessed May 16, 2021, http://slaverymonuments.org/items/show/1219.

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