TITLE

Why All the Slave Apologies Now?

AUTHOR(S)
Moore, Natalie Y.
PUB. DATE
July 2007
SOURCE
Crisis (15591573);Jul/Aug2007, Vol. 114 Issue 4, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the decision of several U.S. states to submit a public apology for slavery. Virginia, Missouri, Georgia and Florida are among the growing number of states contemplating similar measures. William Jelani Cobb, an assistant professor of history at Spelman College, says these apologies are a painless way to deal with racial issues. Paul Finkelman, a law professor at Albany Law School in New York, adds that the apology debate is part of a national awakening that would be best served with educating Americans about slavery.
ACCESSION #
26400430

 

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