NAACP renews push for Ga. slavery apology


Georgia's chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People plans to push again for the state Legislature to issue an apology for slavery.

The group's president, Edward DuBose, said Thursday he's sent a letter to Gov. Sonny Perdue asking him to "do the right thing."

Six other states already have passed resolutions apologizing for slavery. Georgia launched an effort to do so in 2007, but the effort floundered after a prominent Republican supporter backed out.

DuBose says he thinks the effort had a good chance of passing this year, as the NAACP marks its 100th anniversary and Barack Obama is inaugurated as the nation's first black president.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Angry Citizen Location: PCB on Jan 18, 2009 at 09:21 AM
    Ok, why are they asking the governors of today to apologize for something WE DID NOT DO IN OUR GENERATION! If that is the case, then everyone needs to start apologizing to the Indians and the Jews and The Christians and forth. History goes back and there is a lot of apologizing that should be done, not only to the colored people.
  • by K Location: Marianna on Jan 17, 2009 at 10:17 AM
    Oh My God! How STUPID! That's about as stupid as me wanting an apology from the government because George Washington chopped down a cherry tree, a tree that if it hadn't been cut down, I could be a multi-millionaire from that cherry tree starting my family's cherry empire. Come ON people. Use your efforts for something that means something good. That's just showing ignorance in my book.
  • by Otosan Location: Marianna on Jan 16, 2009 at 04:40 PM
    This whole black and white thing has gotten way out of hand. Apologize for something that took place over one hundred years ago and..demanding an apology. B.S.!!! I demand that "they" apologize to the world for being stupid enough allow this to happen to themselves then, trying to put the blame some where else. "They" remind me of Christmas tree lights. They always hang out together and most of them do not work, the few that do are really dim.
  • by Good Boy Location: Florida on Jan 16, 2009 at 04:06 PM
    I hope the Governor and Legislature of Georgia stand pat and reject the NAACP peoposal for appology. I don't think anyone in Georgia or any where else had anything to do with slavery and none of those living were slaves, so there is nothing to appologize for.
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