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Resignation would be 'a step in the right direction,' local officials, NAACP weigh in on Northam

Resignation would be 'a step in the right direction,' local officials, NAACP weigh in on Northam

As multiple revelations rock Virginia’s capital, its impacts have been felt far and wide, including in Virginia’s colonial capital, Williamsburg.

On Friday, Gov. Ralph Northam said in a statement he was pictured in a 1984 medical school yearbook page that showed a person in blackface standing next to a person in Ku Klux Klan robes. Both people held canned drinks.

While Northam apologized Friday night, he later walked back that apology in a Saturday press conference and said he’s not in the photograph. He also said he once darkened his face with shoe polish for a dance contest in San Antonio, Texas. He said he wanted to look like Michael Jackson for the contest.

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