Scottsboro Boys Alabama http://apr.org en Ala. Parole Board Sets Hearing For Scottsboro Boys http://apr.org/post/ala-parole-board-sets-hearing-scottsboro-boys <p>The state parole has set a hearing next month to consider whether to issue posthumous pardons for the Scottsboro Boys.</p><p>An assistant professor at the University of Alabama who helped compile the research for the petition, John Miller, says the board will consider the request Nov. 21 in Montgomery.</p><p>The Legislature passed a law in the spring to allow the board to issue posthumous pardons for the eight Scottsboro Boys who didn't receive them before they died.</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 20:44:40 +0000 The Associated Press 40216 at http://apr.org Ala. Parole Board Sets Hearing For Scottsboro Boys Ala. House Plans Vote on Scottsboro Boys Pardon http://apr.org/post/ala-house-plans-vote-scottsboro-boys-pardon <P>The Alabama House is to vote on final passage of a bill to clear the names of the Scottsboro Boys.</P> <P>The action comes more than 80 years after the nine young black men were convicted by all-white juries of raping two white women. Legislation allowing the state parole board to issue the pardons posthumously is scheduled to be first up in the House Thursday.</P> <P>The bill passed the Senate by a 29-0 vote.</P> <P>The nine black youths from Georgia and Tennessee were accused of raping two white women on a train in north Alabama in 1931. Thu, 04 Apr 2013 11:55:44 +0000 The Associated Press 27914 at http://apr.org Ala. House Plans Vote on Scottsboro Boys Pardon Alabama Senate Votes For Scottsboro Boys Pardon http://apr.org/post/alabama-senate-votes-scottsboro-boys-pardon <P>The Alabama Senate has approved legislation to allow posthumous pardons for the Scottsboro Boys.</P> <P>The Senate voted 29-0 Thursday for the legislation sponsored by Republican Sen. Arthur Orr of Decatur. The bill now goes to the House for what Orr predicts will be a similar vote.</P> <P>The Scottsboro Boys were nine young black men accused of raping two white women aboard a train in north Alabama in 1931. One of the women later recanted her story. One of the Scottsboro Boys got a pardon before dying, but the other eight didn't. Thu, 21 Feb 2013 22:45:14 +0000 The Associated Press 25415 at http://apr.org Alabama Senate Votes For Scottsboro Boys Pardon Ala. Legislation Would Exonerate Scottsboro Boys http://apr.org/post/ala-legislation-would-exonerate-scottsboro-boys <P>A group of lawmakers and others will have a news conference to announce legislation being introduced to exonerate the nine Scottsboro Boys, accused of raping two white women in 1931.</P> <DIV> <P>A news conference has been scheduled for 11 a.m. Mon, 04 Feb 2013 12:25:12 +0000 The Associated Press 24292 at http://apr.org Ala. Legislation Would Exonerate Scottsboro Boys