Virginia apologizes for role in slavery

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posted on Feb, 25 2007 @ 12:35 AM
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Virginia apologizes for role in slavery


Source Link: news.yahoo.com

RICHMOND, Va. - Meeting on the grounds of the former Confederate Capitol, the Virginia General Assembly voted unanimously Saturday to express "profound regret" for the state's role in slavery.

Sponsors of the resolution say they know of no other state that has apologized for slavery, although Missouri lawmakers are considering such a measure. The resolution does not carry the weight of law but sends an important symbolic message, supporters said.

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