The City Of Charlotte Apologizes For Role In Slave Trade

The city of Charleston is officially apologizing for its role it had in the slave trade.

The Charleston City Council approved a two-page resolution on Juneteenth in its City Hall, a structure that was built by slaves, that apologized on behalf of the city for its role in slavery and acknowledged wrongs committed against African-Americans by slavery and Jim Crow laws. The city’s port was where about 40 percent of enslaved Africans brought to North America landed after being taken from...

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