oa Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa - An historical review of the legal status of Blacks in the United States

Volume 9, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0010-4051



There can be little doubt that in this year of 1 976, Mr Chief Justice Taney's question in the Dred Scott case can be dearly answered in the affirmative. Though his ancestors were brought to America as slaves, the Black American today is a full member of the political community with all the rights, privileges and immunities guaranteed by the Constitution.

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