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Accused Of Florida Rape 70 Years Ago, 4 Black Men Get Posthumous Pardons

NPR Friday, 11 January 2019 ()
Accused Of Florida Rape 70 Years Ago, 4 Black Men Get Posthumous PardonsThe new governor said the arrests and trials, and in two cases the killings, of the Groveland Four were unjust. Families of the men had worked for the pardons. The accuser maintained she did not lie.
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News video: Florida Pardons Wrongly Accused 'Groveland Four' After 70 Years

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According to Reuters, four black men wrongly accused of raping a white teenager 70 years ago were pardoned by top Florida officials on Friday, a long-sought step in a case seen as a historic racial injustice. While none of the men known as the “Groveland Four” remain alive, family members and...

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