Ruth Ann Hager found herself literally sitting in the middle of Harriet Scotts story, the wife of Dred Scott, a slave who unsuccessfully sued for his freedom in 1856. Hager, a reference specialist in the special collections division of the St. Louis Missouri county library, described her discovery of Harriet Scotts grave, a long-questioned historical quandary, at an area African American Family History Conference sponsored by the local stakes of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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