Facing Our Unhealed Past, our statement of apology for slavery and commitment to restorative action, describes how our country’s history of enslavement and brutal racism lives on in the present. Recognizing that an apology is meaningless if not coupled with appropriate action, the statement makes commitments to meaningful change.
This was our group’s original project, launched in 2009, and we have been told that it is both a powerful teaching tool and a moving step toward healing the wounds of our country’s racism. (See Comments.)
To date, almost 500 people have added their signatures to our statement! If you are of European descent and our words rings true for you, please consider adding your signature.
We hope to bring this statement as a petition for a formal apology for slavery, first to our Massachusetts state government, and then to other states.