Scottsboro Boys pardon 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 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