Dover City Council Calls for Del. Slavery Apology - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Dover City Council Calls for Del. Slavery Apology

Posted:
Dover City Hall (Photo: WBOC) Dover City Hall (Photo: WBOC)

DOVER, Del. (AP)- Dover's City Council is calling on Delaware state lawmakers to apologize for the state's role in slavery.

The City Council voted 5-3 Monday night for the resolution.

Councilman Eugene B. Ruane says some might argue an apology is meaningless, but he feels a collective response to a collective injustice is needed. Councilman Kenneth L. Hogan, opposed an apology to one group, saying many others also were vicitimized.

In addition to being a slave state until the Civil War, Delaware had racially segregated schools until 1954 and discriminatory Jim Crow laws for much of the 20th century.

Six states, including Virginia and Maryland, have issued apologies as well as both houses of Congress.

 

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Maryland State Veterinarian Encourages Horses Stay Vaccinated

    Maryland State Veterinarian Encourages Horses Stay Vaccinated

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 11:59 PM EDT2017-08-17 03:59:18 GMT
    Wednesday, August 16 2017 11:59 PM EDT2017-08-17 03:59:18 GMT
    MARYLAND- The recent heavy rains has increased mosquitoes on the Maryland shores and the Department of Agriculture is encouraging horse owners to keep their horses up to date on their vaccinations for this reason. West Nile Virus and Eastern EMore
    MARYLAND- The recent heavy rains has increased mosquitoes on the Maryland shores and the Department of Agriculture is encouraging horse owners to keep their horses up to date on their vaccinations for this reason. West Nile Virus and Eastern EMore
  • Talbot Boys Statue in Easton Stays Despite National Debate

    Talbot Boys Statue in Easton Stays Despite Debate

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 7:39 PM EDT2017-08-16 23:39:15 GMT
    Wednesday, August 16 2017 7:39 PM EDT2017-08-16 23:39:15 GMT
    The Talbot Boys statue in Easton has held it's ground - for now.More
    The Talbot Boys statue in Easton has held it's ground - for now.More
  • Delaware Prescription Assistance Program Ending, Worrying Seniors

    Delaware Prescription Assistance Program Ending, Worrying Seniors

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 6:48 PM EDT2017-08-16 22:48:03 GMT
    Wednesday, August 16 2017 6:48 PM EDT2017-08-16 22:48:03 GMT
    DOVER, Del. -- A prescription assistance program offered by Delaware to help people who cannot afford or have difficulty paying for drugs or premiums under Medicare Part D is ending on Aug. 31, a move causing some concern for seniors.Jill Fredel, a spokeMore
    DOVER, Del. -- A prescription assistance program offered by Delaware to help people who cannot afford or have difficulty paying for drugs or premiums under Medicare Part D is ending on Aug. 31, a move causing some concern for seniors.Jill Fredel, a spokeMore
  • Most Popular VideosMost Popular VideosMore>>

  • Woman Steals Tip Jar From OC Ice Cream Shop

    Woman Steals Tip Jar From OC Ice Cream Shop

    Assiss Dhal was working at Justine's Ice Cream Parlor when security cameras captured a woman stealing a tip jar from the counter.

    More

    Assiss Dhal was working at Justine's Ice Cream Parlor when security cameras captured a woman stealing a tip jar from the counter.

    More
  • Talbot Boys Statue in Easton Stays Despite National Debate

    Talbot Boys Statue in Easton Stays Despite National Debate

    The Talbot Boys statue in Easton has held it's ground - for now. Pat O'Brien says she can trace her roots to some of the names listed on the statue. She says, despite recent events, it should stay. But Richard Potter with Talbot County NAACP says the statue represents the hate similar to what happened in Charlottesville.

    More

    The Talbot Boys statue in Easton has held it's ground - for now. Pat O'Brien says she can trace her roots to some of the names listed on the statue. She says, despite recent events, it should stay. But Richard Potter with Talbot County NAACP says the statue represents the hate similar to what happened in Charlottesville.

    More
  • Milford Police Look for Suspect After Wawa Robbery

    Milford Police Look for Suspect After Wawa Robbery

    The Milford Police Department is investigating a robbery that was reported February 7 at the Wawa gas station, located on N. DuPont Highway in Milford.

    Investigation revealed that a white man entered the store at approximately 11:45 p.m. and gave the clerk a note saying that he had a gun and demanded money.

    More

    The Milford Police Department is investigating a robbery that was reported February 7 at the Wawa gas station, located on N. DuPont Highway in Milford.

    Investigation revealed that a white man entered the store at approximately 11:45 p.m. and gave the clerk a note saying that he had a gun and demanded money.

    More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices