Charleston may formally apologize for slavery

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Joe Patrizzi III, a worker with Roth Restoration, is shown power-washing graffiti from a statue of John C. Calhoun, who was a vice president, U.S. senator and congressman from South Carolina, on Tuesday June 23, 2015 in Charleston. The statue was defaced with the words “racist” and “slavery.” Calhoun argued that slavery was not evil, […]

The city of Charleston may issue a formal apology for slavery.

On Tuesday, city council members are scheduled to consider a resolution recognizing, denouncing, and apologizing for the city’s role in regulating, supporting, and fostering slavery.

According to the National Park Service, about 40-percent of African slaves entered the U.S. through Charleston.

The full text of the proposed apology has not yet been released.

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