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Four Florida men pardoned for racially-charged 1949 rape conviction

CBS News Friday, 11 January 2019
Four Florida men pardoned for racially-charged 1949 rape convictionCBS News correspondent Manuel Bojorquez joins CBSN to discuss the Florida Clemency Board's decision to pardon the so-called Groveland Four. They were four African-American men accused of raping a white woman in 1949 and convicted by an all-white jury.
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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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