Thanks to the work of Michael Kent, President of the NAACP Calvert County Branch, a portrait of Roger B. Taney will be removed from the Calvert County Courthouse. Roger B. Taney was the fifth Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and author of the infamous Dred Scott decision, a horrible stain on our nation's history.
In his research for his book Mulatto,The Black History of Calvert County, Mr. Kent found that the Taney family of Calvert were "not only slave owners, but also slave breeders"--and that isn't all.
Read his letter to Administrative Judge Mark Chandlee for more.
Read Judge Chandlee's response letter.