Four Florida men pardoned for racially-charged 1949 rape conviction
Friday, 11 January 2019 CBS 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.
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...
Groveland hopes to build a new identity in the wake of pardons granted posthumously to the Groveland Four. The Florida Clemency Board, led by new Gov. Ron DeSantis, wiped the legal stain from the names..