roger taney

August 15, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Hogan Favors Removing Taney Statue from State House Grounds

Gov. Larry Hogan said Tuesday he favored removing the statue of Justice Roger B. Taney from the State House grounds in Annapolis. Taney wrote the Dred Scott decision, which held that slaves could not become American citizens. “As I said at my inauguration, Maryland has always been a state of middle temperament, which is a […]

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August 28, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Leggett Declares His Support for Harriet Tubman Statue in State Capital

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett wants to see a statue of Harriet Tubman erected in the state’s capital, and he’s written a letter to the governor about it. In a letter to Maryland Governor Larry Hogan dated Aug. 9, Leggett describes Tubman as “far more than an abolitionist.” “She was a maverick; and the reverberation […]

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