Friday, March 06, 2009


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March 6 On this date in 1857, the United States Supreme Court ruled in the Dred Scott Case. Chief Justice Taney’s 54-page majority opinion of the court had wide-ranging effects. Taney declared Blacks were "so far inferior, that they had no rights, which the White man, was bound to respect.” Taney concluded that Blacks could never be citizens of the United States, even if they were born in the country and considered to be citizens of the states in which they lived.
Read and learn about the tremendous effect this decision had on the history of the United States.

58 and sunny. Did my walk. In the library helping Philip set up on Facebook. He wants to keep in touch with grandkids in Boston. In McDonald's having apple & walnut snack with light yogurt instead of the fried chicken I'd rather have. Feeling smugly proud.

Please read about Dred Scott.

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