Below are links to the Apology that both the US House of Representatives and US Senate, between 2008 and 2009, gave as a resolution regarding Chattel Slavery, Jim Crowism and Lynching.
I have added some commentary to these apologies and why I think they are so significant as well in other links below also.
- Ted Hayes
United States Senate
United States House of Repersentatives
1. Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions. 2. Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. 3. For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me. 4. Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.
Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.