|Date of Statement||29/07/2008|
|Issuing Body||Western Government/City/Municipal Authority|
|Apology & Regret Statements||On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives issued an unprecedented apology to black Americans for the institution of slavery, and the subsequent Jim Crow laws that for years discriminated against blacks as second-class citizens in American society.|
Rep. Steve Cohen, a Democrat from Tennessee, drafted the resolution. Cohen explains the apology’s long journey for Congressional approval and the significance of its timing.