I look at the possiblity of an apology from Nelson Johnson and the CWP survivors in pragmatic terms.
If the survivors don't take the lead, who will?
We'll get some councilmembers sitting around a table in July. Not much will happen.
The TRC offices are closed, the staff dispersed. Without some kind of bold and conciliatory move, the discussion of this report will devolve into an echo chamber of already-interested parties.
The report recommends apologies from all responsible in any way for the events of 11/3/79. The CWP is among those held responsible in the report. An apology to the people of Morningside and Greensboro for the rhetoric and the location of the march would be a powerful statement.
The survivors have driven this process so far. They may feel that it's not their responsibility to keep making the first move, that asking them to go before the Council is asking too much...
But what are the alternatives?
This project is in danger of slipping down the memory hole.
A lot of people would be happy to see it go.