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Marshall City Council to consider resolution regarding reparations, apology for slavery

Councilmember Marvin Bonner will present on the potential resolution during Thursday’s virtual city council meeting at 6 p.m.

MARSHALL, Texas — City council will discuss a resolution Thursday regarding potential chattel slave reparations and an apology for chattel slavery in Marshall.

Chattel slavery is defined as the enslaved person being legally rendered as personal property, or chattel, of the slave owner. Councilmember Marvin Bonner will present on the potential resolution during Thursday’s virtual city council meeting at 6 p.m.

Additionally during the meeting, Bonner will present on another resolution for the Chapter 380 Economic Development Grant promoting the city of Marshall, by Out the Box Productions. An ordinance that would amend Chapter 4 of the Code of Ordinances in the city, entitled “Animals and Fowl” will also be presented to the Marshall councilmembers by Police Chief Cliff Carruth.

Read more from CBS19's newspaper partner, the Marshall News-Messenger.