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Former Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger B. Taney’s name has been removed from a historic warship in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor by the Living Classrooms Foundation amid an ongoing national reckoning over monuments and other historical ties to racism.When was the USS Taney decommissioned?
USCGC Taney (WHEC-37) She was decommissioned in 1986, and has served as a museum ship in the Inner Harbor of Baltimore, Maryland since. She was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1988.Is the USCGC Taney a National Historic Site?
In 1988, the USCGC Taney (WHEC-37), Structure – #88001826, was added to the National Register of Historic Places. She was designated a National Historic Landmark on the same day. The Taney is located in the historic Baltimore Inner Harbor as part of the Historic Ships in Baltimore collection.Why was John Taney’s name removed from the USS Arizona?
The foundation’s removal of Taney’s name from the ship serves as the latest in a series of gestures meant to acknowledge past wrongs and signal solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement in the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police.