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 28, 2018 In 1797, the US Congress rejects the North Carolina Slave Petition, the first recorded petition for an end to slavery by freed Blacks. June 29, 2018 In July 1990, in large part through the efforts of Baton Rouge N’COBRA leadership Peggy and Herbert Bookter, the Louisiana State legislature passes a concurrent resolution calling upon the US Congress to pass H.R. 3745. June 29, 2018 On April 4, 1968, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee.