Virginia Assembly announces 'profound regret' over promotion of slavery

[JURIST] The Virginia General Assembly [official website] passed an unanimous resolution [text] Saturday apologizing for the state's involvement in slavery and the "exploitation of Native Americans". Virginia is the first state to pass such a measure but Missouri legislators are also considering a similar bill.

The Virginia measure was introduced in conjunction with the 400th anniversary of Jamestown, the landing point of America's first Africans. The symbolic resolution has no legal effect. AP has more.

 

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