Tag: roger b. taney

Baltimore Is Having a Hard Time Unloading Those Confederate Statues

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Anyone looking to purchase some visually impressive, slavery-tainted statues? Because Baltimore is looking to unload a couple, and so far they haven’t found any buyers.

Frederick Considers Removing Confederate Statue

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Photo via the Frederick News Post

In the wake of the Charleston church shooting, cities and towns across the country took a second look at their memorials and statues dedicated to Confederate heroes. In Baltimore, city officials are considering renaming Robert E. Lee Park. In Frederick, city officials recently got one step closer to removing a bronze bust of Roger B. Taney, the Frederick native and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court who authored the notorious Dred Scott decision that enshrined slavery in the United States.

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