TALE OF TWO CITIES? Slave Rebellion in Virginia

 “Gabriel’s cause- the end of slavery and the furtherance of equality of all people- has prevailed in the light of history…  It is important to acknowledge that history favorably regards Gabriel’s cause while consigning legions who sought to keep him and others in chains to be forgotten.”  (Virginia Governor Tim Kaine, during the 2007 pardon

Australia’s Stolen Children: And the Aesthetics of Political Apology

”Today we honour the Indigenous peoples of this land, the oldest continuing cultures in human history. We reflect on their past mistreatment.  We reflect in particular on the mistreatment of those Stolen Generations—this blemished chapter in our nation’s history… For the pain, suffering and hurt of these Stolen Generations, their descendants and for their families