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Ala. Legislature votes to pardon Scottsboro Boys after 80 years

April 5, 2013
By BOB JOHNSON , THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Opening a final chapter to one of the most important civil rights episodes in American history, Alabama lawmakers voted Thursday to allow posthumous pardons for the "Scottsboro Boys": nine black teens who were wrongly convicted of raping two white women more than 80 years ago.

 
 

 

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