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Florida Apologizes For Slavery

March 26th, 2008 by flanews

Wednesday, Lawmakers apologize for a shameful chapter in state history. Florida is the 6th state to offer some form of apology for slavery. Both the house and the senate approved a resolution calling for reconciliation. The first slave laws were passed in Florida nearly 200 years ago. Governor Charlie Crist was on hand when lawmakers voted.

Its always the right time to do whats right. Its the right thing to do because the transgressions of the past need to be addressed and we need to seek redemption, and I think that is what was attempted, Crist said.

Lawmakers hope the measure will help improve race relations in the state.

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