The infamous 1857 decision upheld slavery and declared that blacks were not citizens. Maryland's State House Trust voted Wednesday to remove the statue from its grounds, where it stood for 145 years.
A statue of the U.S. Supreme Court justice who wrote the 1857 Dred Scott decision affirming slavery is being removed from a City Hall courtyard in western Maryland. A bust … Click to Continue »
Authorities in Maryland on Friday removed a statue of a 19th century Chief Justice who wrote the pro-slavery Dred Scott decision in the latest example of action over memorials that have sparked protests across the United States. Cre...
A statue of the of the U.S. Supreme Court justice who wrote the Dred Scott decision that upheld slavery and denied citizenship to African-Americans has been removed from the grounds … Click to Continue »
A statue of Roger B. Taney, the U.S. Supreme Court Justice who wrote the Dred Scott decision that upheld slavery and denied citizenship to African Americans, was removed from the Maryland State House in the early morning of Aug. 18.