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March 11, 2007


An Annapolis alderman will introduce a resolution tomorrow night that would express atonement for slavery. Taking a page from similar efforts at the state level and by the Virginia legislature, Alderman Sam Shropshire said his resolution would "continue to bring about racial healing in our city and state." Shropshire's measure also calls for a week of atonement during which schools and civic organization could discuss the city's involvement in the African slave trade.


What are your thoughts on the measure? Does such a move effectively improve race relations, or is it an empty symbolic gesture, as some suggest? Tell us what you think at arundel.speakout@baltsun.com by Thursday. Please keep your responses short, and include your name, address and phone number. A selection will be published Sunday.

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