Roger Taney, Dred Scott families reconcile 160 years after infamous Supreme Court decision

BALTIMORE — Kate Taney Billingsley grew up struggling with her family history. Her ancestor Roger B. Taney was the U.S. Supreme Court chief justice who wrote the Dred Scott decision, issued March 6, 1857, that ruled Congress could not regulate slavery and that blacks could not be considered U.S. citizens. She grew up hearing relatives debate…

Reply

Black Watch Business & Finance Education Food & Dining Gaia Health & Wellness History Leisure Opinion Politics Science & Technology Society & Culture Spirit & Purpose
Who is Naomi Wadler? (w/Video)
Baltimore Private School Students & Alumni Under Fire for ‘Freddy Gray’ Halloween Costumes (Video)
American Revolution Waged For Slavery – Empire Files (Video)
American Revolution Waged For Slavery – Empire Files (Video)
The Racial Wealth Gap Explained in 90 Seconds (Animated Video)
Africans In Science – Dr.Ivan Van Sertima – Video
Anonymous Declares War on the Alt-Right in New Video