Governor Mark Warner of Virginia issued a formal apology for the state’s decision to forcibly sterilize more than 8,000 of its residents (“Va. Apologizes to the Victims of Sterilizations” by William Branigin, Washington Post, May 3, 2002). March 23, 2019 No Comments Back to Timeline Related Previous Post Next Post You may also like June 29, 2018 At the 1998 session of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) in Geneva, the African Group, chaired by Senegal, unanimously proposes a resolution calling for the declaration of the transatlantic slave trade and slavery as a crime against humanity. September 7, 2018 Black Methodists for Church Renewal (BMCR) endorse reparations in May 1969. BMCR creates demands, including $750,000 for the Black Economic Development Conference (BEDC), presents these to the Methodist Board of Missions. The executive committee of the board establishes $1.3 million for economic empowerment. June 29, 2018 In January 2017, a $4 million reparations, or equity, package is presented to Charlottesville City Council and passes unanimously.