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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

January  , 2009

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Georgia chapter of the NAACP wants the state to issue a formal apology for slavery.  

Six other states passed resolutions apologizing for slavery. There was a failed effort to do so in Georgia two years ago. Albany Mayor Willie Adams says he thinks it could help everyone move forward together.

"It seems to be such a small thing to do in order to get such a major issue behind us that I can't see the reason why they won't step forward and say 'we're sorry.'"

Georgia NAACP President Edward DuBose says he thinks the effort has a good chance of passing this year, as the NAACP marks its 100th anniversary and Barack Obama is inaugurated as the nation's first black president.

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