Maryland removes statue of Dred Scott ruling justice

YouTube download / AP vldeo / A statue of the U.S. Supreme Court justice who wrote the 1857 Dred Scott decision that upheld slavery and denied citizenship to African Americans was removed from the grounds of the Maryland State House around 2 a.m. Friday. (Aug. 18)

 

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