US Lawmakers Offer First Formal Slavery Apology

US Lawmakers Offer First Formal Slavery Apology

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U.S. lawmakers Tuesday offered the federal government’s first formal apology for the “fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality, and inhumanity” of slavery and the legal segregation of African-Americans.

The resolution, passed in the House of Representatives by voice vote, ” apologizes to African-Americans on behalf of the people of the United States, for the wrongs committed against them and their ancestors who suffered under slavery” formal segregation laws known as “Jim Crow.”

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