January 12, 2019, 02:16 pm

Florida governor posthumously pardons 'Groveland Four,' wrongly convicted of rape in 1949


 12-01-2019 2:16 PM

Four black men are now officially free nearly 70 years after they were wrongly accused of raping a 17-year-old white girl. In 1949, Charles Greenlee, Walter Irvin, Samuel Shepherd and Ernest Thomas were accused of sexually assaulting Norma Padgett in Groveland, Florida, about 30 miles...

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