Groveland Four Are Exonerated More Than 70 Years Later

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The men, known as the Groveland Four, were cleared on Monday after a Florida prosecutor said "a complete breakdown of the criminal justice system" led to the charges in 1949.
Four Black men wrongly charged with raping a white woman more than 70 years ago in Florida were exonerated on Monday, bringing an end to a saga that has shadowed their families for decades.

The accused — Charles Greenlee, Walter Irvin, Samuel Shepherd and Ernest Thomas, known as the Groveland Four — died before Florida officials re-examined the case,…
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