Kirk Douglas wins slavery apology from American politicians

June 19th, 2009 - 3:57 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, Jun 19 (ANI): Veteran actor Kirk Douglas recently won a campaign to get an official apology for slavery from America’s politicians.

Douglas, 92, who has played a slave in his most famous film Spartacus, had launched the campaign years ago, and on June 18, the Senate agreed to the apology.

“In my last book, ‘Let’s Face It’, I wrote about the importance of our country showing the world that we are capable of humility by making an apology for our behaviour towards African-Americans before and after the Civil War,” Contactmusic quoted him as having written on his MySpace.com website this April.

“I think this action is more important right now,” he wrote.

The resolution passed by the Senate will now go before the House of Representatives.

“(Congress) acknowledges the fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality, and inhumanity of slavery… and apologises to African-Americans on behalf of the people of the United States, for the wrongs committed against them and their ancestors,” the bill stated. (ANI)

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