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Seeking ‘peace on this earth’: Detailing the need for Alabama to offer a formal state apology

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Seeking ‘peace on this earth’: Detailing the need for Alabama to offer a formal state apology

Recy Taylor, 91, of Abbeville, whose story is drawing the attention of Alabama politicians and authors. Photo: Associated Press

Two local governments in southeast Alabama are expected to issue an apology for a 1944 rape of a black woman by several white men, none of whom were ever prosecuted.

Last Wednesday, I reported for Colorlines.com that state Rep. Dexter Grimsley, D-Newville, wants Alabama to issue a formal state apology to Recy Taylor, 91, who was abducted and raped at gunpoint by seven white men in Abbeville on Sept. 3, 1944.