Slave descendant’s genetic quest leads to African apology

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African-American businessman William Holland's ancestors were subjected to slavery in Virginia — but they were handed over into slavery by Africans. Now a descendant of those tribespeople has issued a formal apology to Holland for his ancestors' role in the 18th-century slave trade. The head chieftain for the Cameroonian town of Bakou, Ngako Ngalatchui, told NBC News that he signed the statement on Saturday. "We are sorry and issue an official apology for our involvement and the involvement of our ancestors in the horrible institution of transatlantic … [Read more...]