U.S. Lawmakers Apologize For Slavery, Jim Crow The federal government issues the first-ever, official apology for slavery and segregation. Plus, a new report says some officials in the Department of Justice used political discrimination when hiring lawyers. For more, Farai Chideya speaks with Ron Christie and Mary Frances Berry.
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U.S. Lawmakers Apologize For Slavery, Jim Crow

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U.S. Lawmakers Apologize For Slavery, Jim Crow

U.S. Lawmakers Apologize For Slavery, Jim Crow

U.S. Lawmakers Apologize For Slavery, Jim Crow

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The federal government issues the first-ever, official apology for slavery and segregation. Plus, a new report says some officials in the Department of Justice used political discrimination when hiring lawyers.

Here to break down all the details are Ron Christie — vice president of the lobbying group, DC Navigators — and Mary Frances Berry, a professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania.