Wednesday, July 30, 2008

An Apology to Black Americans

How fitting this is news on the day we give thanks for the witness of Wilberforce!

By Darryl Fears
WASHINGTON POST Staff Writer
Wednesday, July 30, 2008; Page A03

The House yesterday apologized to black Americans, more than 140 years after slavery was abolished, for the "fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality and inhumanity of slavery and Jim Crow" segregation.

2 comments:

Jane R said...

Fitting indeed. I wonder whether someone planned it that way or it was just one of Godde's little coincidences.

Now, let's see if they talk about reparations...

EmJayDee said...

Great to meet another Wilberforce Day celebrator! And Oremus receiver?? Thanks for both your posts.