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Florida pardons 4 black men accused of 1949 rape

Seattle Times Friday, 11 January 2019 ()
Florida pardons 4 black men accused of 1949 rapeTALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and the independently elected Cabinet granted a pardon to four African-American men accused of raping a white woman nearly 70 years ago. The posthumous pardons were granted Friday for the men known as the Groveland Four. The Lake County men were accused of the 1949 rape under […]
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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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