Monday, April 8, 2013

Why did it take so long for this injustice to be corrected??????????

Alabama Pardons Scottsboro Boys 82 Years After Injustice
Alabama Officials Pardon Scottsboro Boys 82 Years After Injustice - Atlanta Black Star
Eighty-two years ago, all-white juries in Alabama imposed the death sentence on eight black teenagers falsely accused of raping two white women, setting the stage for a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling.
Now, the Scottsboro boys are poised to be pardoned.
Jeremy King, a spokesman for Alabama Governor Robert Bentley, said he expects the bill to be signed this week allowing the posthumous pardons, reversing convictions that became a symbol of racial injustice in a case that led to the end of black exclusion from juries in the South.

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