legislation exonerate Scottsboro Boys

Scottsboro Boys-Pardon
3:44 pm
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.
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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.

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New Laws
6:25 pm
Sun June 30, 2013

New Alabama Laws Affect Scottsboro Boys, Red Tape

Several new laws go in to effect on Monday, July 1st including ones effecting the Scottboro Boys and cutting red tape.
Credit The Governor's Office

Alabama has several new laws taking effect Monday, including one allowing the state parole board to issue posthumous pardons for the Scottsboro Boys.

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.

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Scottsboro Boys
8:57 am
Sat April 20, 2013

Alabama Governor Pardons Scottsboro Boys

The Scottsboro Boys, with their attorney, under guard by the state militia.
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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.

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.

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Scottsboro Boys Pardon
6:55 am
Thu April 4, 2013

Ala. House Plans Vote on Scottsboro Boys Pardon

Attorney Samuel Leibowitz sitting with Haywood Patterson with his good luck horseshoe. Patterson was one of the nine young black men convicted of raping two white women.
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The Alabama House is to vote on final passage of a bill to clear the names of the Scottsboro Boys.


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.


The bill passed the Senate by a 29-0 vote.

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Politics & Government
6:25 am
Mon February 4, 2013

Ala. Legislation Would Exonerate Scottsboro Boys

The Scottsboro Boys, with their attorney, under guard by the state militia.
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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.

A news conference has been scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at the Alabama Statehouse.


A group that includes Democratic and Republican lawmakers says it is supporting a resolution and a bill that would exonerate the men, now deceased, known as the Scottsboro Boys.

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