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Slavery / Amistad / Washington, DC #193328

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Jul 15, 2000
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Cruise by the former slave ship Amistad reported; scenes shown from New Haven, Connecticut.

(Washington: Andrea McCarren) Historical documents proving the Washington, DC, Capitol was built largely by slaves examined. [Representative J.C. WATTS - comments on the irony.] ["The Debt" author Randall ROBINSON - says the United States must come to terms with its past by compensating the descendants of slaves.] Apologies for slavery by the Aetna insurance company and the "Hartford Courant" newspaper noted. ["Hartford Courant" deputy publisher Lou GOLDEN, Columbia University history department professor Eric FONER, Representative John LEWIS - offer views on our past.]

Brown, Aaron;
McCarren, Andrea

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