The Southern Baptists apologized to African American church members for the denomination’s endorsement of slavery. March 23, 2019 No Comments Back to Timeline Related Previous Post Next Post You may also like March 23, 2019 U.S. Congress passed a joint resolution acknowledging and apologizing to Native Hawaiians the illegal United States–aided overthrow of the sovereign Hawaiian nation. June 28, 2018 Elected in 1896, George H. White is the last African American Reconstruction-era Member of Congress and the last Member who had been enslaved to sit in the US House of Representatives. White is able to obtain back-pay for Black Civil War veterans, but is unable to get even a hearing for a Federal anti-lynching bill. June 29, 2018 In 1994, Maurice Glele, member of the Supreme Court of Benin, is appointed Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia, and Related Intolerance.