Congress studies proposal to issue apology to blacks whose ancestors suffered as slaves

June 1997
Jet;06/30/97, Vol. 92 Issue 6, p5
Reports on the legislative proposal by US Representatives Tony P. Hall and Dave Weldon that would move Congress to issue an apology to black citizens of the United States whose ancestors suffered as slaves. Comment from the representatives.


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