Wednesday, April 2, 2008

The Legacy of Slavery: Florida's Apology

On Wednesday, the Florida Legislature formally expressed its "profound regret" for its role in the enslavement of generations of Africans.

It is a testament to Florida's long, traumatic experience with the enslavement of human beings and the enforced legal discrimination of them under Jim Crow laws that it took so long to issue a formal apolo-gy.

Besides the terrible injustices involved, slavery struck at the core of American ideals.

Click Here.

Five other states have apologized for slavery: Virginia, Alabama, Maryland, North Carolina and New Jersey.


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