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Groveland Four: Florida pardons black men wrongly convicted of raping white teenager in 1949

Independent Saturday, 12 January 2019
'He was accused, put in jail and tortured for something he didn't do,' said one of men's daughters
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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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