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Tue October 22, 2013
Ala. Parole Board Sets Hearing For Scottsboro Boys
The state parole has set a hearing next month to consider whether to issue posthumous pardons for the Scottsboro Boys.
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.
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.
The nine black Scottsboro Boys were falsely accused of raping two white women on a train in north Alabama more than 80 years ago. One of the nine received a pardon before his death.
Scottsboro Boys Pardon