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Change the name of Taney Playground

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For those who appreciate a "Who Knew?" moment, the #TaneyDragons Little League Team are named for Taney Playground in Phila, located on Taney St.

Taney Street is named after Supreme Court Justice Roger Taney, who in 1857, handed down the landmark decision institutionalizing racism. Called the "Dred Scott" decision it eventually led to the Civil War. H/T to the web journalists at Hidden City Philadelphia for reporting on the story first.

How ironic that an inner city team made up of truly diverse families and children would play at a playground named for one of the leading racists of our country's history. More about the history here: http://hiddencityphila.org/2014/08/taking-back-taney-all-star-little-leaguers-make-good-a-sullied-name/

I'm thinking its time to change the name of that playground...who's with me?



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