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Florida pardons black men wrongly convicted of 1949 rape

Deutsche Welle Friday, 11 January 2019
Florida pardons black men wrongly convicted of 1949 rapeThe four black men, known as the Groveland Four, have been exonerated for the 1949 rape of a white girl by the Florida governor and top officials. None of the men were alive to see it.
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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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