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Posthumous Pardon

November 22, 2013

A follow up to Jeff Grillo’s May 22, 2013 blog post, Landmark Trials - The Scottsboro Boys:

The infamous 1931 Alabama rape case is again making headlines. On Thursday, November 21st, three of the nine black men who battled false rape charges were posthumously pardoned by the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles.


For more information, you can check out a variety of news sites.

For additional information on this landmark case, its relevance to issues of racial injustice and fair trials, and its obvious connection to the Civil Rights Movement, Biddle Law Library stands ready to assist!  Check LOLA (the library’s catalog) or consult a Reference Librarian. Go directly to a specific source or document, and take a moment to browse the stacks as well.  Don’t miss out on the hidden gems in Biddle’s collection!