Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Dred Scott & Harriet Scott Plaque next to Taney Statute

Justice Roger Taney, a Supreme Court Justice, lived in Frederick, Maryland and practiced law there.  Thus, it is not surprising that the town of Frederick would have a monument to Taney.  It is also not surprising that not everyone would feel Taney should be honored with a monument; Justice Taney is most most well-known for authoring the Dred Scott decision.

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As reported yesterday, the town of Frederick has installed a plaque as a tribute to Dred and Harriet Scott.  As the reports note, this occurred after extensive discussions and planning (the plaque itself bears the year 2008).

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