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New Orleans mayor to apologize to Italian-Americans for 1891 lynchings

New Orleans mayor to apologize to Italian-Americans for 1891 lynchings

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell said she will apologize to Italian-Americans for the 1891 lynching of 11 Italian immigrants, widely considered to be the deadliest in U.S. history.
Cantrell said she plans to issue a formal apology April 12 for the violence that took place in 1891 after a police chief was thought to have been murdered by Italian immigrants, according to NOLA.com.
Eleven Italian immigrants lost their lives in violent lynchings following acquittals in police Commissioner David Hennessy’s murder case.
“Our office has worked with the Italian-American community on this issue and will be releasing a proclamation,” spokesman for the mayor’s office Joseph Caruso told the local news outlet.
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