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Scottsboro Boys Pardoned

Alabama’s parole board voted unanimously today to grant posthumous pardons to the last 3 of the 9 Scottsboro Boys who still had convictions on their records from the infamous case. 

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Pictured in the car above are 5 mothers of the Scottsboro Boys. Also in the car showing her solidarity is Ruby Bates the supposed victim in the case. The sign reads “We demand the unconditional and safe release of the Scottsboro Boys.”

Today they finally have justice some 82 years after the initial event.

Photo by NY Daily News, May 1934.

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