Democratic senator wants Georgia to apologize for slavery, Jim Crow

In News, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution by Maya

A Democratic state senator is renewing a call for Georgia to apologize for its role in the history of slavery and Jim Crow segregation practices.

State Sen. Donzella James, an Atlanta Democrat, filed a resolution this week that would have the state formally acknowledge “with profound regret” slavery and Jim Crow.

James, who is 71, said she remembers growing up in Atlanta during the time of Jim Crow. She said she remembers feeling hurt when she wasn’t allowed into the Capitol when her Catholic elementary school visited in the ‘60s.

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