Members of the Alabama National Guard escort the Scottsboro Boys into the Morgan County Courthouse in this 1933 photo. In 1931, Alabama wanted to execute the black Scottsboro Boys because two white women claimed they were gang raped.
Members of the Alabama National Guard escort the Scottsboro Boys into the Morgan County Courthouse in this 1933 photo. In 1931, Alabama wanted to execute the black Scottsboro Boys because two white women claimed they were gang raped.
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published Thursday, April 4th, 2013
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. — In a final chapter to one of the most important civil rights episodes in American history, Alabama lawmakers voted Thursday to give posthumous pardons to the “Scottsboro Boys”: nine black teens who were wrongly convicted of raping two white women more than 80 years ago.

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