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DeSantis, Florida cabinet pardon black men, known as Groveland Four, accused of 1949 rape

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DeSantis, Florida cabinet pardon black men, known as Groveland Four, accused of 1949 rapeFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis and a state cabinet granted posthumous pardons Friday to four African-American men accused of raping a white woman in 1949.
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Gov. Ron DeSantis and the state Cabinet gave long-sought pardons Friday to members of the “Groveland Four” in one of the most-notorious cases from Florida’s Jim Crow era.

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