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Vote Set on an Official Apology for Slavery

July 28, 2008 - by Donny Shaw

On the House’s calendar this week is a non-binding resolution “”">Apologizing for the enslavement and racial segregation of African-Americans." Among other things the bill acknowledges that “African-Americans continue to suffer from the consequences of slavery and Jim Crow – long after both systems were formally abolished – through enormous damage and loss, both tangible and intangible, including the loss of human dignity and liberty, the frustration of careers and professional lives, and the long-term loss of income and opportunity.” Click here to read the full bill text.

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