Last of ‘Scottsboro Boys’ Pardoned

By Herb Boyd Special to the NNPA Three of the last Scottsboro Boys, African American youths falsely accused of raping two White women in 1931, were granted posthumous pardons by the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles. “The long overdue pardon of the African American Read More


Alabama Grants Posthumous Pardons to Scottsboro Boys

[USA Today] MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama’s parole board voted Thursday to grant posthumous pardons to men known as the Scottsboro Boys from a 1931 rape case. The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles granted full and unconditional pardons to three of the nine black teenagers who were falsely accused Read More