We would like you to participate in the community engagement process for renaming Taney Street.
An essential part of the nationwide reckoning we are experiencing is the removal of racist symbols and statues that cause further harm to our citizens.
1857: Justice Roger Taney wrote the Dred Scott v. Sandford Supreme Court decision. Taney ruled that Black people were not U.S. citizens, and had no Constitutional rights.
1858: Philadelphia’s white-supremacist Mayor, Richard Vaux, honored Justice Taney by naming a street for him.