"establish beyond question"

"be called be kept be held by the free"

"no doubt we shall be"

"a tangible step into the heart of the strongest stronghold"

"no shadow will carry the slave"

"he carried then claimed again the promise."

"God hath made of one blood"

"to respect as expressed to belong to time to land to morning"

"framed in ember"

“it is the spring of anything honest or upright”

"JustUs for Dred"

This digital art series is inspired by Dred Scott, an African American man courageous enough to sue the United States for his freedom and that of his wife and their two daughters in the Dred Scott v. Sandford case of 1857, popularly known as the "Dred Scott case." After a decade of contending with a legal system never built to withstand his resolve, Mr. Scott prevailed in perplexing the founding Fathers to war and then absolution, forcing a "free country" to reckon with its need to end slavery for its own creed to come true. "JustUS for Dred" is created in honor of Mr. Scott and his willingness to be a forerunner for freedom. Works within the series are inspired by blackout poetry excavated from Secession Era editorials written in response to the Supreme Court decision in the Dred Scott case. The language used to eclipse Mr. Scott is turned over to center him, to amplify his voice, motives and thoughts for freedom. May the Poems and Pieces in this series bespeak his consciousness, courage and character. Justice for Dred.

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