On March 31st 2007, the State of Virginia officially apologized for slavery. The Slavery Reconciliation Statue stands as a physical reminder of the past, in hopes of a better future. I was there to capture the moment. It’s a block and a half from where I live. I walked by the statue everyday on my way to school before it was unveiled to the public. A blue tarp covered the statue up until that Friday when it was made public.
Here are a few more photos of the event. I personally feel that the event should have received more publicity, but it’s great to know that there's an official monument in addition to the words issued by the state.