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 officials on Friday, a long-sought step in a case seen as a historic racial injustice. While none of the men known as the “” remain alive, family members and supporters appealed their innocence to the Clemency Board. The board, meeting at the state capitol in , voted unanimously to the four men.

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