March 6, 1857 – U.S. Supreme Court Rules Black Americans Are Not Citizens and Cannot Sue [VIDEO]

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On March 6, 1857, the United States Supreme Court issued a landmark decision – ruling that Black Americans were NOT citizens, and thus, cannot sue. It was the case of Dred Scott versus Sandford.

In 1843, Dr. John Emerson died, the owner of Dred Scott and his wife, Harriet. The Scotts sought freedom in the Missouri State Courts, but the courts ruled against them and authorized Dr. Emerson’s widow to continue to own the couple. When Mrs. Emerson later gave her estate, including the Scotts, to her brother, John Sandford, Dred Scott brought suit in federal court.

The U.S. Supreme Court decision on Dred Scott v. Sandford, issued on March 6, 1857, dismissed Mr. Scott’s claim on the grounds that he was property and lacked standing to sue in federal court. The Court’s opinion concluded that Black people could not be citizens under the United States Constitution because, at the time of its signing, they had “no rights which the white man was bound to respect.”

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5 Comments

  • Wilfred Bankole Ademokun July 31, 2017 - 10:54 am Reply

    Act of cowardice, and Hatred against black people brought about the nasty and senseless JUDGEMENT. DO WE BLAME THEM IDIOTS, FOR LOUSY STATESMEN AND INHUMAN JUSTICE. THE JUDGE IS IN HELL FIRE, BURNING.

  • Oba A-Sir July 31, 2017 - 7:52 pm Reply

    Roman 12.19

  • JUSTICE September 17, 2019 - 2:57 pm Reply

    That’s why the fight for justice has always been one of Genocide. A crime against humanity has no bases of required citizenship. Next?

    • Jonathanwest September 17, 2019 - 4:41 pm Reply

      THAT’S 🌎♂️♀️🌍TRU€

  • Jonathanwest September 17, 2019 - 4:40 pm Reply

    🗣IT’S 2019=&EVEN DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES ABOUT US IN THE MODERN AGE IT’S STILL 9/10ths,..
    PRACTICALLY IMPOSSIBLE FOR A°=BLACK=MAN TOO GET SOME TYPE OF =SAIN=£~EGAL REPRESENTATION AFTER AN CONVICTION signed♤CLEAN◇=52=♡SOBER♧

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