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Md. Senate President Says He Regrets that Taney Remarks ‘Distracted’ from Issue

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Roger Taney’s since-removed statue in Annapolis. Photo via City of Annapolis.

For what it’s worth, Mike Miller is sorry he stood up for Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Taney and his complicated past.

Md. Senate Prez Irked by How His Colleagues Went About Voting to Remove Taney Statue

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Roger Taney’s since-removed statue in Annapolis. Photo via City of Annapolis.

The Democratic president of Maryland’s senate is upset about emails – specifically those relating to the removal of Roger Taney’s bronze likeness outside the State House.

State House Trust Votes to Remove Statue of Roger Taney in Annapolis

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Roger Taney’s statue in Annapolis. Photo via City of Annapolis.

With Baltimore’s Confederate memorials now gone, the political fight against Maryland’s commemorations of those who supported or advanced the Lost Cause has shifted to Annapolis.

Gov. Hogan Says State Should Remove Statue of Roger Taney in Annapolis

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Roger Taney’s statue at the State House. Photo via City of Annapolis.

Maryland’s Republican governor has switched sides in the debate over whether to remove a statue of Roger B. Taney from the State House in Annapolis.

Mayor Pugh Suggests Auctioning Off City’s Confederate Statues to Pay for their Removal

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Photos by C. Ryan Patterson of the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts

Mayor Catherine Pugh indicated Friday that she’s just as keen as the mayor of New Orleans is on ridding her majority-black city of its Confederate statues. But, as she put it, “We’ve got to find that money.”

Two Families Tied to Dred Scott Decision Reconcile in Front of Md. State House

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Roger Taney’s statue in Annapolis. Photo via City of Annapolis.

One-hundred and sixty years ago, infamous Marylander and then-Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Taney issued a ruling that Dred Scott, a Missouri slave who escaped his owners, was not a citizen. The decision furthered the detestable tradition of slavery for several more years before Abraham Lincoln abolished it. Yesterday, Scott’s and Taney’s descendants stood together in front of the Maryland State House in Annapolis to make amends.

Frederick to Relocate Statues of Roger Taney and Slave-Owning Governor

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Another Roger Taney Statue in Mt. Vernon, Baltimore
Another Roger Taney Statue in Mt. Vernon, Baltimore

While Baltimore struggles to find a place for two of its embattled statues, the City of Frederick is now preparing to send its own racially controversial stone heads to a literal graveyard.

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