We would like you to participate in the community engagement process for renaming Taney Street. Having your voice heard will take less than 2 minutes of your time.
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.