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UPDATE: House Apologizes to Blacks for Slavery & Jim Crow


The House of Representatives issued a groundbreaking apology to African Americans for slavery and Jim Crow segregation laws.

“Today represents a milestone in our nation’s efforts to remedy the ills of our past,” Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick of Michigan, chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, said.

Although the unprecedented federal apology doesn’t mention reparations for the suffering caused to black Americans and their ancestors, Tennessee Democrat Steve Cohen (pictured with Barack Obama), who spearheaded the resolution, said, “Slavery and Jim Crow are stains upon what is the greatest nation on the face of the earth.”

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