DeSantis pardons the Groveland Four, who were wrongly convicted of raping a white girl in 1949

Almost 70 years ago, four black men were wrongly accused of abducting and raping a white teenaged girl. On Friday, Gov. Ron DeSantis issued full posthumous pardons to Charles Greenlee, Walter Irvin, Samuel Shepherd, and Ernest Thomas, who came to be known as the “Groveland Four” and who, in 1949, were convicted of raping 17-year-old […]

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