Signatures

We invite you to join Mass Slavery Apology in this effort to heal racism.

Acknowledging that an apology is just the start of undoing the racism that continues to devastate many communities of color in the United States and elsewhere, we invite people of European descent to join us by adding your signatures to this statement, if our words resonate with you.

If you would like to be listed as a signer, email us with your name, town, and state, and your country if you are outside the U.S.

 You can do this:

  • through our contact form, or
  • by sending us an email with “Add signature” in the subject line.

What will we do with our statement — and your signatures? We have two goals:

  • to encourage state legislatures in the U.S. to make meaningful apologies for slavery and its legacy, starting here in Massachusetts;
  • to educate other white people about racism, white privilege, and reparations.

Please share this website with your lists or acquaintances who might be interested.


SIGNATURES

A

Janet Aalfs, Northampton MA
Beth Adams, Leverett MA
Richard A. Adams, Montague MA
Beth Adel, Northampton MA
Vanessa Adel, Northampton MA
George Aguiar, Palmer MA
Margaret Allard, Chesterfield MA
Marco Almeida
Sharin Alpert, Shelburne Falls MA
Richmond Ampiah-Bonney, Amherst MA
Louise Amyot, Greenfield MA
Mrs. A.C. Anderson, Amherst MA
Rev. Fred W. Anderson, Sturbridge MA
Sharon L. Andrews, Turners Falls MA  
Dr. Nancy Arvold, Richmond CA

B

James A. Babson, South Hadley MA
Brian C. Baeder, Enfield CT
Bernie Baker, Greenfield MA
Carol Baker, Montague MA
Laura Baker, Greenfield MA
Meg Baker, Greenfield MA
Ellen Barfield, Baltimore MD
Paul Barrett, Holyoke MA
Richard H. Barron, Berkshire NY
Christine Bates, Turners Falls MA
Clarence Bell III, San Antonio TX
Margaret (Peggy) Benoit, Rutland VT
John Berkowitz, Shelburne MA
Michaelann Bewsee, Springfield MA
James Bickford, Holyoke MA
Brian Bienvenue-Bliss, Greenfield MA
Victoria Binney, Dayville CT
Bruce Bokor, Northampton MA
Sarah Boles, Greenfield MA
Amy Bookbinder, Leeds MA
Thierry Borcy, Greenfield MA
Josiah Boricius, Montague MA
Ruth Bowman, Conway MA
Sue Bowman, Greenfield MA
Karen Brandow, Buckland MA
Janice Briggs, Monsefu, Lambayeque, Peru
Maure Briggs-Carrington, Turners Falls MA
Charles Brink, Greenfield MA
Claire Brodhead, Greenfield MA
Lise Brody, Athol MA
Daniel A. Brown, Greenfield MA
Sheree L. Brown, Greenfield MA
Eve Brown-Waite, Deerfield MA
Albert Brunette, Turners Falls MA
Anthony Brunette, Turners Falls MA
Veronique Bryant, Ashfield MA
Barbara Burkart, Amherst MA
Elizabeth Burtis, Derry NH
Jonathan Byerly, Colrain MA

C

J Love Calderon, NYC
Karen Canedy, Erving MA
Matilda Cantwell, Northampton MA
Nancy V. Capron, Holyoke MA
Laurel Carangelo, Greenfield MA
Suzanne Carlson, Greenfield MA
Dennis Carr, Cummington MA
Jeff Carroll, Montague MA
Megan Carruth, San Francisco CA
Sister Clare Carter, Leverett MA
Catherine Carulli, Sunderland MA
Robert Catlin, Greenfield MA
Leslie Chaison, Conway MA
Michael Chambers, Springfield MA
Molly Chambers, Greenfield MA
Morning Star Chenven, Erving MA
Alexis Chesney, Putney VT
Frank Cincotta, Springfield MA
George Cho, NYC
Howard Clark, Greenfield MA
Ellen E. Clegg, Bernardston MA
Edna Clinton, Hadley MA
William Clinton, Hadley MA
Jann Cobb, Raymond NH
John Cohen, Northampton MA
Matthew Cohen, Turners Falls MA
Jessica Collins, South Hadley MA
Mary Lou Conca, Shutesbury MA
Bob Cooley, Greenfield MA
Deborah Coon, Easthampton MA
Lorenzo Cosmo-Tourreilles, Amherst MA
Lynn Crough
Frances Crowe, Northampton MA
Jonathan Crowley, Shelburne Falls MA
Joshua Cunningham, Brattleboro VT
Barbara Curzi, Greenfield MA
Carol Ann Cushman, Worthington MA

D

Kate Dahlstedt, Amherst MA
Coureton Dalton, Cummington MA
Maria Danielson, Greenfield MA
Larry Dansinger, Monroe ME
Andrea Lynn Dastoli, S. Dartmouth MA
Jacqueline A. Dauphinais, Florence MA
Laurie Davidson, Montague MA
Nancy Fletcher Davies, Amherst MA
Richard M. Davis, Montague, MA
Sally Davis, Orange MA
Marcia Day, Greenfield MA
Patricia DeAngelis, Amherst MA
Magdalene DeBerec, Turners Falls MA
Susan Deer Cloud, Binghamton NY
Sheila Delson, Northampton MA
Robin DiAngelo, Springfield MA
Nandi Christine Dixon-Smith, Cromwell CT
Diane Dodds, Turners Falls MA
Carl Doerner, Charlemont MA
Alexander Dreier, Belchertown MA
Abrah Dresdale, Greenfield MA
Elizabeth Driscoll, Cambridge MA
Paula Dubin, Chicopee MA
Louise Dunphy, Amherst MA
Bishop Paul Dupuis, Somerville MA

E

Kathy Eaton, Northfield MA
Nitya Jess Eisenheim, Turners Falls MA
Jehann El-Bisi, Amherst MA
Jan Elders, Tybee Island GA
Peter Elias, North San Juan CA
Jan Ellis, Shelburne Falls MA
Vicki Elson, Conway MA
Donna Elwell, Ashfield MA
Jo Emery, Turners Falls MA
Beth Ann Erickson, Turners Falls MA
Peggi Erickson, Bainbridge Island WA
Jean Erlbaum, Greenfield MA 
Caitlin Esworthy, Beijing, China
George Esworthy, Shelburne Falls MA
Julie Etter, Brattleboro VT
Caroline Evans, Florence MA

F

Jacqueline Faison, Amherst MA
Sharon Feeney, Greenfield MA
Kay Fern, Greenfield MA
Andrew Feron, Highland NY
Rita S. Fierro, Ph.D., Philadelphia PA
Sheila Finan, Accord NY
Melissa Ann Finnell, Las Vegas NV
Lanette Fisher-Hertz, Amherst MA
Daria Fisk, Greenfield MA
Kathryn V. Fitzgibbons, Amherst MA
Sandra Lemelin Fitzpatrick, Belchertown MA
Joseph Fleming
Saraphina Forman, Northampton MA
Carol Foster, Amherst MA
Georgana M. Foster, Northampton MA
Rebekah Fowler, Springfield MA
Wendy Foxmyn, Leeds MA
Jessica Fraga, Belchertown MA
Leslie A. Fraser, Colrain MA
Jan Frazier, Westminster West VT
Deb Friedman, Takoma Park MD
Allan Fujita, Brookline MA
Holly Fulton, Peabody MA
Randall Furash-Stewart, Florence MA

G

Shanti Gaia, Shutesbury MA
Patricia Galloway, Eliot ME
Bob Gardner, Florence MA
Nancy S. Garrett, Amherst MA
Frank Gatti, Amherst MA
Robert Gerzon, Concord MA
Eva Gibavic
Nestor E. Giboyeaux, Natick MA
Lisa Gimbel, Somerville MA
Suzanne Gluck-Sosis, Greenfield MA
Tom Goldscheider, Florence MA
Deborah Golembeski, Gill MA
Marie Gordon, Hayesville NC
Dave Gott, Greenfield MA
Jackie Gould, Brattleboro VT
Cathy Gouch, Greenfield MA
Gayle Gramarossa, Greenfield MA
Andy Grant, Greenfield MA
Jen Gray-Lewis, Northampton MA
Emily Greene, Greenfield MA
Jessie Groneman, Turners Falls MA
Paula Gudell, Sunderland MA
Karen A. Guthrie, Greenfield MA

H

Jonathan Mark Haber, Warwick MA
Ida Hakim, Atlanta GA
Susanne Hale, Colrain MA
Johanna Hall, Shutesbury MA
Maloy Hall, Holyoke MA
Claire Halverson
Jerilyn Hampton-Sawyer, Dayton OH
Barbara Hanno, Petersham MA
Mandy Hart, Amherst MA
Grant Hayter-Menzies, Sydney BC Canada
Ruth V. Hazzard, Amherst MA
Claire Heath, Greenfield MA
Beverly Hector-Smith, Natick MA
Cynthia Heiland, Acton MA
Edie Heinemann, Greenfield MA
Marty Hellman, Norwich CT
Shayna Henckel-Miller, Dorchester MA
Hartley Hennessey, South Hadley MA
Amelia Higney, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Shelley Hines, Wendell MA
Jeff Hitchcock, Roselle NJ
Janet Hodos, Florence MA
Sherrill Hogen, Conway MA
Melinda Holm, NY NY
Anraku Hondorp, Northampton MA
Ellen Hopman, Belchertown MA
Sara Howard, Amherst MA
Cheryl Howland, Leverett MA
Fred Hubbard, Conway MA
Sarita Hudson, Florence MA
Mary Huppe, Turners Falls MA
Ralph Hurwitz, Leverett MA
Pamela Hussey, Belchertown MA
Ramona Hussey
Pat Hynes, Montague MA
Amie M. Hyson, Greenfield MA

I

P.L. Iacono, Greenfield MA
Teegrey Iannuzzi, Pelham MA
Lilly Israel, Amherst MA
Roberta Issler, Sunderland MA
Peter Ives, Northampton MA

J

Dorothy S. Janke
Nicole Jablon, Northampton MA
Paul Jablon, Greenfield MA
Scott Jablon, Northampton MA
Anne Jemas, Turners Falls MA
Sara Jenkins, Lake Junaluska NC
Abbie Jenks, Pelham MA
Nina Capra Jordan, Lee NH
Noel Jost-Coq, Lee NH

K

Kaolin, Northampton MA
Sunni Karll, Kilauea HI
Erin Senghas Kassis, Northfield MA
Shirley Keech, Northfield MA
Randy Kehler, Colrain MA
Dawn Kennedy, Leverett MA
Elaine Kenseth, Amherst MA
Annie Keough, Greenfield MA
Lorna A. Kepes, Pelham MA
Oona Kilcommons, Greenfield MA
Phyllis Killam-Abell, Exeter NH
Matthew C. Killian, Thousand Oaks CA
Faith Kindness, Greenfield MA
Rebecca D. King, Greenfield MA
Sharon King, Erving MA
Lynn Kingston, Florence MA
Halladay Kinsey, Easthampton MA
Maria Kirigin, Northampton MA
Lynne Knudsen, Easthampton MA
Ellen Koch, Ypsilanti MI
Emily Koester, Northfield MA
Andrea Kolbe, Bennington VT
Edwina Kreps, Turners Falls MA
Gopi Krishna, Plainfield MA
Carmen Krusche, Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Jonathan Krusche, Freising, Bavaria, Germany
Andrew Kurowski, Heath MA

L

Phyllis Labanowski, Conway MA
Susan LaForte, Amherst MA
Robin Lane, Sunderland MA
Cara L. Lapenas, Belchertown MA
Andrew Larkin, Northampton MA
Tanya Lax, Turners Falls MA
Jennifer Lee, Plainfield MA
Mrs. Frances Lee-Vandell, Charlottesville VA
Robbie Leppzer, Wendell MA
Carol G. Letson, Greenfield MA
Carol Lewis, Amherst MA
Claudia Lewis, Warwick MA
Kathy Lewis, Northampton MA
Laurie Leyshon, Shelburne Falls MA
Amaele “Maya” Liebermann, Northampton MA
Rita Lindemann, Montague MA
Gisele L’Italien, Conway MA
Rev. Robert L. Livingston, Belchertown MA
Farnsworth Lobenstine, Amherst MA
Geoff Lobenstine, Belchertown MA
Rema Loeb, Plainfield MA
Dwight Lopes, Madison CT
Maureen Lopes, Madison CT
Marlene Lopez, Mashpee MA
Christina Bracewell Lovaas, Ukiah CA

M

Meg Maccini, Northampton MA
Bonnie MacCracken, Amherst MA
Julie MacDonald, Albany NY
Maynard Mack, Jr., Silver Spring MD
Rebecca B. MacKenzie, Claremont NH
BJ Mackinnon, Brimfield, MA
Erin MacLean, Turners Falls MA
Tom Maclean, Greenfield MA
David Macomber, Bennington VT
Eveline MacDougall, Northfield MA
Marah MacRostie, Northampton MA
Patrick Mahon, Young Harris GA
Joan Mahon, Young Harris GA
Keely Malone, Greenfield MA
Marshall Malone, Greenfield MA
Trouble Gouch Mandeson, Greenfield MA
Cristian Marano, Amherst MA
Susan Mareneck, Leverett MA
Nadia Marti, Warwick MA
Dennis Martino, Contoocook NH
Aiyana Prema Masla, Ashfield MA
Janet Masucci, Gill MA
Sandra McArthur, Ashfield MA
Susan N. McCarthy, Conway MA
Kate McConnell, Shutesbury MA
Donna L. McDaniel, Southborough, MA
Belinda McKeen, Athol MA
Lisa McLoughlin, Northfield MA
Dorothy McIver, Greenfield MA
Lisa McMurray, Los Angeles CA
Joanne Pope Melish, Wakefield RI & Shelburne MA
Sarah Michaud, Marblehead MA
Louise Minks, Leverett MA
Michael Mongeau, Amherst MA
Tad Montgomery, Brattleboro VT
Jennifer Morgan, Bernardston MA
Lenore Long Morimoto, Wendell MA
Monique Morimoto, Quincy MA
Ursula E. Mosley, Sanger CA
Mel Motel, Brattleboro VT
Kathy Mulero, Springfield MA
Emmett J. Murphy, Bradenton FL

N

Delia Nash, Cummington MA
Terri Nash, Kapa’a HI
Quinn Nelson, New Haven CT
Lisa Newell, Putney VT
Yeshi Neumann, Muir Beach
CA Amy Newshore, Greenfield MA
Ashley Nkosi, Amherst MA
Sharon Nobles, Boston MA
Thomas Nola, Dummerston VT
Sonny Nordmarken, Northampton MA
Amy Elizabeth Norman, San Francisco CA
Kersey Norris, Ashfield MA
Matthew Norris, Ashfield MA
Gail Nutting, Westhampton MA
Karen Nylander, Amherst MA

O

Jacqueline Odess-Gillett, Hadley MA
Kirsten Olson, Jamaica Plain MA
Marty Ostrowski, Shutesbury MA

P

Kristin Palpini, Northampton MA
Robin Panagakos, Greenfield MA
Deborah Parkington, Pittsfield MA
Penny Partridge, Amherst MA
Melissa Pelletier, South Windsor CT
Gilberto Perez, Bainbridge Island WA
Jim Perkins, Leverett MA
Yael Petretti
Rev. David Pettee, Newton MA
Veronica Phaneuf, Montague MA
Francesca Piantedosi, Northampton MA
Jack B.C. Pierson, Northampton MA
Greg Pindris, Richmond Hill NY
Josie Pinto, Amherst MA
Sarah Pirtle, Shelburne Falls MA
Suzy Polucci, Erving MA
Cleo Post, Canaan NY
Thomas F. Powers, Greenfield MA
Bob Pringle, St. Albans NY
Richard P. Purcell, Holyoke MA
Linda Putnam, Northampton MA

R

Rachel A. Rahn, Springfield MA
Dawn Rath, Guilford VT
Kaela Ravi, Wendell MA
Scott Reed, Sunderland MA
Janet Reipold, Montague MA
Kathleen Rice, Oakland CA
Ronda Rice, Kapaa HI
Holly Richardson, Florence MA
Jill Marie Richardson, Kapaa HI
Nokiko Richardson, Amherst MA
Anne Richmond, Springfield MA
Daniel Rodrigues, Greenfield MA
Pete Rogers, Amherst MA
Sophie Rogers, Amherst MA
Robert Romer, Amherst MA
Wisty Rorabacher, Greenfield MA
Donald Rose, Williamsburg MA
Shelley Rosen, Northampton MA
Brenda Ross, Springfield MA
Cynthia Rothschild, Greenfield MA
Garine Roubinian, Easthampton MA
Laurielee Roy, NH
Laura Rozza, West Hartford CT
Loreto Ruiz, Somerville MA

S

Zoe Salls, Greenfield MA
Carlyn Saltman, Turners Falls MA
Maryellen Santiago, Northampton MA
Steve Sapowsky Jr., Belchertown MA
Skip Schiel, Cambridge MA
Evi Schachtl, Wendell MA
Donna V. Schaeffler
Garret Schenck, Sunderland MA
Joanna Schoen, Sunderland MA
Louis Stanley Schoen, Minneapolis MN
John Schuchardt, Ipswich MA
Marcie Sclove, Amherst MA
Karen M. Scott M.D., Greenfield MA
Gary Seldon, Greenfield MA
Horace Seldon, Wakefield MA
Ryumon Sensei, Westhampton MA
Elyssa Serrilli, Turners Falls MA
C.L. Shapleigh, Holyoke MA
Juanita D. Shavers, Springfield MA
Barbara Sheard, Pelham MA & Beaverton OR
Paula Shulman, Northampton MA
Philippe Simon, Buckland MA
Sidney Simon, Hadley MA
Sally Sise, Vergennes VT
Renny Skiathitis, Gill MA
Gregory-Dean Smith (Brother NorthStar), New York City, NY
Jamie Smith, Florence MA
Meghan Smith, Easthampton, MA
Richard L. Smith, Greenfield MA
Nina Smolyar, Boston MA
Liz Snide, Greenfield MA
Peter Snoad, Jamaica Plain MA
Pamela Snow, Shelburne Falls MA
Ricia Elwell Socci, Greenfield MA
Carol Sotiropoulos, Greenfield MA
Demetrios Sotiropoulos, Marquette MI
Frances P. Soto, Amherst MA
Spence, Turners Falls MA
Karen Spindel, Northampton MA
Alexandra Sprague, Northampton MA
Barbara K. Spring, Delmar NY
Raja Staggers, Hamden CT
N. Stark, Shelburne MA
Abbey Stasny, Brattleboro VT
Barbara St. Romain, Lafayette LA
Wat Stearns, Brattleboro VT
Kathryn K. Stevens, Charlemont MA
Bruce Stewart, Shelburne MA
June Stewart, Pittsfield MA
Rachel Stoler, Turners Falls MA
Mary Stowe, Brattleboro VT
Stuart Strothman, Putney VT
Joanne Sunshower, Shutesbury MA
Brienne Superczynski, Thurmont MD
Carrie Swain, Montague MA

T

Nancy Talanian, Whately MA
Linda Tannenbaum, South Deerfield MA
Lori Tanner, Springfield MA
Michael Patrick Terranova, Boston MA
Katie Tertocha, Seattle WA
Edward Tick, Amherst MA
Peter Titelman, Northampton MA
Ndugu G.B. T’Ofori-Atta, Atlanta GA
Christian L. Torp, Lexington KY
Sara Tower, Springfield MA
Jim Tuite, Edison NJ
Laurel Turk, Sunderland MA
Billy Turtle Warrior, Townshend VT

V

Joan Vander Vliet, S. Deerfield MA
Margaret van Baaren, Mt. Hermon MA
Tim Van Egmond, Montague MA
Nick VanSant, Great Barrington MA
Joyce Vincent, Sunderland MA
Jonathan von Ranson, Wendell MA
Susan von Ranson, Wendell MA

W

John Waite, Deerfield MA
Amy Walker, Turners Falls MA
Patty Morey Walker, Greenfield MA
Raymond Walne, Glasgow, Scotland
Beth Ward, Springfield MA
Tom Weiner, Northampton MA
Sally Weiss, Northampton MA
Mary Wheelan, Worthington MA
Janice D’Amours White, Feeding Hills MA
Tessa White-Diemand, Athol MA
Ali Wicks-Lim, Amherst MA
Susan Wilcox, Bernardston MA
Betsy Williams, Westminster West VT
Carol Williford, Northampton MA
John VanDyke Wilmerding, Jr., Brattleboro VT
Winifred Windriver, Bradenton FL
Beth Winn, Greenfield MA
Patrice Woeppel, Haydenville MA
Kristen Woetzel, Greensboro NC
Kim Wolcott, Greenfield MA
Regina Woods, Brooklyn NY
Emilie S. Woodward, Leeds MA
Luke Woodward, Northampton MA
Cate Woolner, Northfield MA

Y

Jennifer Yanco, Medford MA 
Peter Yuslum, Gonzales LA

Z

Phil Zachariah, Brattleboro VT
Lisa Zephyr, Pelham MA
Linnea Zimmer, Northampton MA