‘Miscarriage of justice’: Florida finally pardons four black men accused of rape in 1949
None of the Groveland Four are still alive. Two were shot dead and two spent years in prison after Norma Padgett accused them of raping her 70 years ago.
Nearly 70 years ago, a group of young black men were victims of one of the ugliest episodes of the Jim Crow era in the South. Although none of them are alive today, the Groveland Four were pardoned Friday. Nearly 70 years later, Florida redresses one of its ugliest episodes of racial injustice By JOHN CHERWA | JAN 11, 2019, 1:00 PM GROVELAND, Fla. | L. A. Times | Posted 12, 2019 | From the...