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concurrent resolution Progress


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      house Committees
      House Committee on the Judiciary
  • The senate Passed June 18th, 2009
    Passed by Voice Vote
    IntroducedJune 11th, 2009

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Official Title

A concurrent resolution apologizing for the enslavement and racial segregation of African Americans.

Summary

Acknowledges the fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality, and inhumanity of slavery and Jim Crow laws. Apologizes to African-Americans on behalf of the people of the United States for the wrongs committed against them and their ancestors who suffered under slavery and Jim Crow laws. Expresses Congress's recommitment to the principle that all people are created equal and endowed with inalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and calls on all people of the United States to work toward eliminating racial prejudices, injustices, and discrimination from our society. Declares that nothing in this resolution authorizes, supports, or serves as a settlement of any claim against the United States.

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