The city of Charleston South Carolina formally apologizes for its role in slavery

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    Charleston formally apologizes for its role in slavery

    A southern city is formally apologizing for its dark past.

    Charleston, South Carolina, has approved a resolution that condemns and apologizes for the centuries of human slavery that were supported and promoted by its former lawmakers. The city council's 12 members voted 7-5 to adopt the symbolic resolution Tuesday night, coinciding with "Juneteenth," the celebratory anniversary of the abolition of slavery in the United States.

    The port city played a major role in the Atlantic slave trade. Nearly half of the people who were abducted from their homes in Africa and shipped to the United States to be sold into slavery took their first steps on American soil in Charleston. Slaves made up almost half of the city's population before the start of the American Civil War, according to the International African American Museum in Charleston.

    "This is the modern city council which feels the need to make an apology for the institution of slavery in the city of Charleston," Charleston councilman William Dudley Gregorie, who helped author and shepherd the resolution, told ABC News in a telephone interview before Tuesday's vote.



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    First a formal acknowledgment of the wrong committed, then an apology.

    A step in the right direction....
     
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    That episode in American history happened over 150 years ago.

    Time to get a grip and move on? .... :cool:
     
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    This would be breaking news if the dead could talk..



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    So in your mind neocons take over a city now they want to apologise and speak for the dead?

    You do understand that's what Obamas appoligize tour was all about right, he was trying to think he was speaking for all past president's


    And knew what they were thinking and when they died they changed their minds and told obama ..go on a appoligize tour of the world..
     
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    Damn now Harry Houdini is spinning in his grave...he should of been mayor of Charleston..

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    A slow step. It shouldnt take this long for just an apology.
     
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    If you get a grip and move on from memorial day, 911, etc. Then come talk to us.
     
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    I'm still waiting for the Democrats to apologize for their Jim Crow laws
     
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    Right now Republicans across the south are drawing up laws that state 'No city or state employee shall apologize for anything at any time'. Batshit knows no limits.
     
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