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Mon January 21, 2013
President of Association of Black Elected Officials Supports Slavery Resolution from GOP Senator
For years, African-American lawmakers in Georgia tried, without success, to pass resolutions in which the state government apologized for its involvement in slavery. This year, there's a new proposal, but this one comes from a white Republican State Senator, Barry Loudermilk (R-Cassville). WABE's Denis O'Hayer got reaction to the latest resolution--and its language--from Atlanta Democratic State Representative Tyrone Brooks, president of the Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials.