Gateway Arch in St. Louis
The Gateway Arch reflects St. Louis’ role in the westward expansion of the United States during the nineteenth century. The park is a memorial to Thomas Jefferson’s role in opening the West, to the pioneers who helped shape its history, and to Dred Scott who sued for his freedom in the Old Courthouse. https://www.nps.gov/jeff/index.htm
One of the most important cases ever tried in the United States was heard in St. Louis’ Old Courthouse. The Supreme Court decided the case in 1857, and hastened the start of the Civil War. An interesting and short read about the Dred Scott case is at https://www.nps.gov/jeff/planyourvisit/dredscott.htm.
May we never forget the fight for freedom of those around the world who have been in slavery, or being held captive. God is no respecter of persons and no human being should ever be considered property to own and sell. Let’s learn from our past and treat EVERY person with respect and dignity, as God created each of us as equal.