September 2, 2008

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES APOLOGIZES FOR SLAVERY

by Patricia Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory Affairs

The U.S. House of Representatives apologized to African Americans for the “fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality and inhumanity of slavery and Jim Crow” segregation. Congress unsuccessfully considered a similar apology in the past. Several states have already issued apologies for slavery.

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