Kate Taney Billingsley grew up struggling with her family history. Her ancestor Roger B. Taney was the U.S. Supreme Court chief justice who wrote the Dred Scott decision, issued March 6, 1857, that ruled Congress could not regulate slavery and that blacks could not be considered U.S. citizens. She grew up hearing relatives debate a thorny question: Should the family apologize to Scott's descendants for the decision? "What do you do with that kind of generational guilt?" she ask...

Kate Taney Billingsley grew up struggling with her family history. Her ancestor Roger B. Taney was the U.S. Supreme Court chief justice who wrote the Dred Scott decision, issued March 6, 1857, that ruled Congress could not regulate slavery and that blacks could not be considered U.S. citizens. She grew up hearing relatives debate a thorny question: Should the family apologize to Scott's descendants for the decision? "What do you do with that kind of generational guilt?" she ask...

On Monday in Annapolis, descendants of former Supreme Court chief justice Roger B. Taney apologize to a descendant of Dred Scott, initiating what both families hope will be a long-term campaign of racial reconciliation in America.

On Monday in Annapolis, descendants of former Supreme Court chief justice Roger B. Taney apologize to a descendant of Dred Scott, initiating what both families hope will be a long-term campaign of racial reconciliation in America.

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Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, nearly 84, administered the oath of office to Lincoln for his first term.

Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, nearly 84, administered the oath of office to Lincoln for his first term.

Roger Brooke Taney (March 17, 1777 – October 12, 1864) was the fifth Chief Justice of the United States, holding that office from 1836 until his death in 1864. He was the first Roman Catholic to hold that office or sit on the Supreme Court of the United States. He was also the eleventh United States Attorney General.

Roger Brooke Taney (March 17, 1777 – October 12, 1864) was the fifth Chief Justice of the United States, holding that office from 1836 until his death in 1864. He was the first Roman Catholic to hold that office or sit on the Supreme Court of the United States. He was also the eleventh United States Attorney General.

Roger B. Taney, the Leviathan of Slavery |  the Atlantic looks back at the righteous anger recorded in our archives

Roger B. Taney, the Leviathan of Slavery | the Atlantic looks back at the righteous anger recorded in our archives

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