H.Res.194 - Apologizing for the enslavement and racial segregation of African-Americans.

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  • Official: Apologizing for the enslavement and racial segregation of African-Americans. as introduced.

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02/27/07
 
07/29/08
 
07/29/08

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Steve Cohen

D-TN

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Official Summary

Acknowledges that slavery is incompatible with the basic principle recognized in the Declaration of Independence that all men are created equal. Acknowledges the fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality, and inhumanity of slavery and Jim Crow. Apologizes to African-Americans on behalf of t

Official Summary

Acknowledges that slavery is incompatible with the basic principle recognized in the Declaration of Independence that all men are created equal. Acknowledges the fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality, and inhumanity of slavery and Jim Crow. Apologizes to African-Americans on behalf of the U.S. people for the wrongs committed against them and their ancestors. Commits to rectifying the lingering consequences of slavery and Jim Crow and to stopping future human rights violations.

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