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Alderwoman Revives Debate Over Taney Statue At City Hall « CBS Baltimore

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A Frederick alderwoman is renewing a call for removing a statue of U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney from City Hall.

Taney wrote the 1857 decision upholding slavery. The ruling became a catalyst for the Civil War.  It called black people “beings of an inferior order.”

 

 

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