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    Scottsboro boys get posthumous pardon in 1931 ala. Rape case

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Alabama granted posthumous pardons on Thursday to three of the ScottsboroBoys, a group of black teenagers whose fight against false charges that they raped two white women in 1931 helped initiate the modern civil rights movement.The action by the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles clears the last of theScottsboro boys who had yet to be exonerated: Charles Weems, Andy Wright andHaywood Patterson. The three were among nine youths accused of gang-raping two women aboard a freight train in Alabama and convicted by all-white juries in the town of Scottsboro.
    The group's legal journey to fight the convictions and win new trials sparked protests over racial injustice and two landmark rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court.
    "Today, we were able to undo a black eye that has been held over Alabama for many years," said Eddie Cook, the board's assistant executive director.


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    Finally some good new that has come out of Alabama.


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    Re: Scottsboro boys get posthumous pardon in 1931 ala. Rape case

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Read more @: [/FONT]Scottsboro Boys granted posthumous pardon in 1931 Ala. rape case - CBS News

    Finally some good new that has come out of Alabama. [/FONT][/COLOR]
    Good news .. but it undoes nothing.

    Additionally, the civil rights movement was sparked by the murder of Emmitt Till.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackAsCoal View Post
    Good news .. but it undoes nothing.
    I agree it undoes nothing but its some good news.
    Just kinda adds some closure.

    Additionally, the civil rights movement was sparked by the murder of Emmitt Till.
    Civil rights movement could be said to go back all the way to Plessy v Ferguson


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    Re: Scottsboro boys get posthumous pardon in 1931 ala. Rape case

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackAsCoal View Post
    Good news .. but it undoes nothing.

    Additionally, the civil rights movement was sparked by the murder of Emmitt Till.
    It was really started by the lynching of Ed Johnson, but in the end they are all just random names in history of no real importance.

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    Re: Scottsboro boys get posthumous pardon in 1931 ala. Rape case

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Read more @: [/FONT]Scottsboro Boys granted posthumous pardon in 1931 Ala. rape case - CBS News

    Finally some good new that has come out of Alabama. [/FONT][/COLOR]
    How is a case from 1931 "Breaking News"??
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    Re: Scottsboro boys get posthumous pardon in 1931 ala. Rape case

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    It was really started by the lynching of Ed Johnson, but in the end they are all just random names in history of no real importance.
    It was really started by the Plessy Decision...
    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky View Post
    I have pooped in public, even in public neighborhoods.
    Quote Originally Posted by OldFatGuy View Post
    Usually a gag for wise mouthed insulting little girls. Then some good nylon rope so I can tie them up, toss them in the trunk of my car and forget about them.

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    Re: Scottsboro boys get posthumous pardon in 1931 ala. Rape case

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    How is a case from 1931 "Breaking News"??
    Because they just now been granted posthumous pardon.


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    Re: Scottsboro boys get posthumous pardon in 1931 ala. Rape case

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Because they just now been granted posthumous pardon.
    It was sarcasm...
    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky View Post
    I have pooped in public, even in public neighborhoods.
    Quote Originally Posted by OldFatGuy View Post
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    Re: Scottsboro boys get posthumous pardon in 1931 ala. Rape case

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    It was sarcasm...
    Oh haha i gotcha. Hard to pick up on the interwebbzzzzz


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    Re: Scottsboro boys get posthumous pardon in 1931 ala. Rape case

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Oh haha i gotcha. Hard to pick up on the interwebbzzzzz

    Well, it is dry sarcasm. My students and kids can never tell when I am serious or not because I very rarely get mad or raise my voice and say things so dead pan that it is difficult to know.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky View Post
    I have pooped in public, even in public neighborhoods.
    Quote Originally Posted by OldFatGuy View Post
    Usually a gag for wise mouthed insulting little girls. Then some good nylon rope so I can tie them up, toss them in the trunk of my car and forget about them.

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