legislation exonerate Scottsboro Boys 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 New Alabama Laws Affect Scottsboro Boys, Red Tape http://apr.org/post/new-alabama-laws-affect-scottsboro-boys-red-tape <p></p><p></p><p>Alabama has several new laws taking effect Monday, including one allowing the state parole board to issue posthumous pardons for the Scottsboro Boys.</p><p>The founder of the Scottsboro Boys Museum, Sheila Washington, says paperwork will be filed soon asking the board to issue pardons removing rape convictions that occurred more than 80 years ago. She says pardons would mean shame is gone from the names of the Scottsboro Boys.</p> Sun, 30 Jun 2013 23:25:12 +0000 The Associated Press 33295 at http://apr.org New Alabama Laws Affect Scottsboro Boys, Red Tape Alabama Governor Pardons Scottsboro Boys http://apr.org/post/alabama-governor-pardons-scottsboro-boys <p><span style="font-size: 13px;">Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has signed a bill posthumously pardoning a group of black youths who were wrongfully convicted of raping two white women more than 80 years ago.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">Bentley Friday signed House Joint Resolution 20, formally exonerating the Scottsboro Boys who ranged from 13 to 19-years-old. The ceremony was held at the Scottsboro Boys Museum and Cultural Center.</span></p> Sat, 20 Apr 2013 13:57:38 +0000 The Associated Press 28897 at http://apr.org Alabama Governor Pardons 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 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