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In March of 1857, the United States Supreme Court, led by Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, declared that all blacks -- slaves as well as free -- were not and could never become citizens of the United States. The court also declared the 1820 Missouri Compromise unconstitutional,
thus permiting slavery in all of the country's territories.

The case before the court was that of Dred Scott v. Sanford. Dred Scott, a slave who had lived in the free state of Illinois and the free territory of Wisconsin before moving back to the slave state of Missouri,
had appealed to the Supreme Court in hopes of being granted his freedom.

Taney -- a staunch supporter of slavery and intent on protecting southerners from northern aggression -- wrote in the Court's majority opinion that,
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Who knew that Capitol Police could exercise such great compassion, kindness and restraint in the midst of a rebellion and insurrection activated by #maga #domesticterrorists ? They literally tried to overthrow the government based on right wing Republican conspiracy theories
spewed by #trumptreason and #republican enablers Question, does the constitution still matter with the exception being when white people are upset at the election result because Black People & #BIPOC had the audacity to turn out and vote against white supremacy, racism, and
and Covid19 incompetence demonstrated by the 46-1 regime? But when we take a knee in protest (1st Amendment right to peaceable protest) we’re called thugs, SOB’s, N***ers and more. 😡 #amerikkka #dismantlewhitesupremacy #america #insurrection
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1/ THREAD Pleased to announce the Monuments Working Group website, a division of the Public Humanities Lab in the @IHGC @UVA. Find a link to our website, below, and follow the thread for descriptions of various pages in the website and their functions. monumentsworkinggroup.com
2/ PUBLIC INPUT Called "Make your mark," this page is geared to those who want to make a change in the monumental and memorial landscape of #Charlottesville and/or #RVA. Click the "your input" button to produce a simple survey (a more extensive version in the works for 2019). Public input page
3/ PROJECTS This page is a catalog of past, current, and future projects of the group. Scroll to find buttons to "Direct our historical research" by suggesting an intervention or "Help build the [Richmond] syllabus" with a source/ bit of media/ URL on the history of the city. Projects page
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