After more than 70 years, 4 Black men wrongly accused of rape have been exonerated

After more than 70 years, 4 Black men wrongly accused of rape have been exonerated

Relatives of the Groveland Four, from left, Vivian Shepherd, niece of Sam Shepherd, Gerald Threat, nephew of Walter Irvin; Carol Greenlee, daughter of Charles Greenlee, gather at a monument for the Groveland Four in front of the Old Lake County courthouse in Tavares, Fla., Feb. 21, 2020.The men, known as the Groveland Four, were accused of raping a white woman in 1949. Their families said maybe the case will spark a reexamination of similar convictions from the Jim Crow era.

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Source: NPR
After more than 70 years, 4 Black men wrongly accused of rape have been exonerated

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