Hoping for Freedom

Dred and Harriet Scott hold hands in front of the St. Louis courthouse where they first sued for their freedom, and look forever through the famous St. Louis Arch.  While the arch specifically relates to the Louis and Clark expedition and westward expansion, it also represents for many the American Dream of finding new promise and success (a major theme of America's westward movement.  Like those explorers and pioneers commemorated by the Arch, the Scotts looked for new freedom and ended up changing the path of America.

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