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Del. Human Rights Commission Pushes for Formal Apology for Slavery

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Delaware's Human Relations Commission has voted to urge Gov. Jack Markell and state lawmakers to issue a formal apology for slavery.
    
The 24-member commission voted unanimously during a special meeting Tuesday. The commission is a state panel charged with promoting positive relationships among racial and ethnic groups.
    
Commissioners plan to send a letter to Markell urging him to sign a proclamation on Dec. 6 to mark the 150th anniversary of the final ratification of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which abolished slavery.
    
Markell has said he would consider the request. Still, a proclamation doesn't appear likely before the General Assembly returns to Dover in January, with Markell spokesman Jonathon Dworkin saying the governor wants to work with state lawmakers on the issue.

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