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Scottsboro Boys

Posted: December 10, 2013 12:13 p.m.
Updated: December 11, 2013 5:00 a.m.

The state of Alabama recently took a step towards righting one of the most egregious miscarriages of justice ever perpetrated in this country, issuing posthumous pardons to three members of the “Scottsboro Boys,” who were wrongly accused in 1931 of raping two white women on a train. Eight of the nine charged were swiftly convicted and sentenced to death by an all-white jury, with a mistrial being declared for the ninth, 13-year-old Roy Wright.


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