US senate apologisesdespite the requests of seven presidents, the US senate had failed to enact a federal law to make lynching a crime, always blocked by filibuster (republican?). until yesterday. but these cowards did so by voice vote (meaning that senator's avoided putting themselves on record). note that there were eighty co-sponsors to the legislation... not one hundred.
this apology resolution marks the first time members of congress, who have apologised to japanese(-americans) for their internment in world war II and to hawaiians for the overthrow of their kingdom, have apologised to americans of black african descent for any reason.