On May 9, Dred Scott was inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians on the second floor of the Missouri state capital. Dred and his wife, Harriet, sued for their freedom in 1846 in St. Louis and the case eventually made it to the Supreme Court. Ultimately denied their freedom, the Scotts' case was a prelude to the Civil War. Another honoree was Susan Blow, a member of the Blow family that once owned Dred Scott but later support his quest for freedom. Read more about it in the St. Louis American.To view documents from the Dred Scott case, visit http://digital.wustl.edu/dredscott/. Look for more freedom suits and other St. Louis Circuit Court cases soon at http://digital.wustl.edu.