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In front of the main entrance to the Frederick County Public Library building in Frederick, Md. (Key's home town, and the site of the Francis Scott Key Mall and a brew pub featuring an FSK lager) is this hilarious statue of an African-American mother (or father?  don't recall) and two children eagerly
reading the Star Spangled Banner.

<https://www.fcpl.org/artwork/classics>

The good Frederick news is that a bust of Taney was removed in March 2017 (after several years of squabbling) from the City Hall forecourt.

- Bill

On 12/25/19 04:35 PM, Louis Proyect via Marxism wrote:
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Francis Scott Key was a rich slave-owner who persuaded President Andrew Jackson, the symbol of grass-roots democracy for Sean Wilentz, to make his brother-in-law Roger Taney the chief justice of the Supreme Court. From the article: "Roundly hated north of the Mason-Dixon line, Taney lived long enough to author the 1857 Dred Scott Supreme Court opinion, the most starkly racist high court decision in history. Taney struck down the argument that free blacks could become citizens in free states like Illinois and further declared that all blacks, whether slave or free, were never entitled to any rights, period."

https://theundefeated.com/features/the-star-spangled-banners-racist-lyrics-reflect-its-slaveowner-author-francis-scott-key/
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