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  1. U.S. state Delaware moves to apologize for its role in slaveryRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 6, 2015 | Yahoo!

    Delaware Governor Jack Markell, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the 13th Amendment outlawing slavery in the United States, announced on Sunday a resolution to officially apologize for his state's role in slavery. "We must publicly and candidly acknowledge the lasting damage of past sins - damage that continues to reverberate more than 150 years after the abolition of slavery," Markell told worshippers at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Wilmington, Delaware, his office said.

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