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Accused Of Florida Rape 70 Years Ago, 4 Black Men Get Posthumous Pardons

6 monthes ago   |   By NPR

The new governor said the arrests and trials, and in two cases the killings, of the Groveland Four were unjust. Families of the men had worked for the pardons. The accuser maintained she did not lie. (Image credit: State Library and Archives of Florida via AP)
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4 Black Men Accused of Rape in 1949 Were Posthumously Pardoned in Florida

4 Black Men Accused of Rape in 1949 Were Posthumously Pardoned in Florida

6 monthes ago   |   By Time

After a dramatic, hourlong meeting that recalled events from nearly seven decades ago, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and the state's three-member Cabinet granted posthumous pardons Friday to four African-American men accused of raping a white woman in a 1949 case now seen as a racial injustice.
The case of the men known as the Groveland Four has been documented in a book and is considered a blight on Florida's history. One of the four was killed before he could be charged and the other three were convicted on dubious evidence.
The families of the men accused of the assault told DeSantis and...
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