The U.S. Senate approved, by voice vote, S.R. 39, which called for the lawmakers to apologize to lynching victims, survivors, and their descendants, several whom were watching from the gallery. March 23, 2019 No Comments Back to Timeline Related Previous Post Next Post You may also like June 29, 2018 In December 2007, the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties of the Committee on the Judiciary of the US Congress holds an Oversight Hearing on the Legacy of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. June 29, 2018 On February 6, 2017, the Charlottesville five-member City Council votes 3 to 2 remove the Lee statue and unanimously to rename Lee Park. In April 2017, the City Council votes 3 to 2 (as with the February vote) that the statue be removed completely from Charlottesville and sold to whoever the Council chooses. June 29, 2018 In January 2018, reparations are the focus of the 2018 Sparer Symposium at the University of Pennsylvania Law School (Penn Law). Nkechi Taifa, founding director of the Equal Justice Program at Howard University Law School and commissioner of the National African Reparations Commission (NAARC), delivers the keynote address.