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 In 1972, Mary Frances Berry publishes an article entitled “Reparations for the Freedman, 1890-1916: Fraudulent Practices or Justice Denied?,” concluding that no evidence was presented that leaders of the ex-slave pension movement had engaged in fraud. June 29, 2018 In April 2018, the Equal Justice Initiative (Executive Director Bryan Stevenson) hosts a Summit in Montgomery, Alabama to coincide with the grand opening of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice and the Legacy Museum. June 29, 2018 The African regional preparatory conference for the World Conference Against Racism (WCAR) is held in Dakar, Senegal (Jan. 22-24, 2001). Again, the US sends a delegation to the African regional preparatory conference, reportedly to try to ensure that the preparatory conference does not come out with a strong declaration on reparations and crimes against humanity.