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By Jenée Desmond-Harris In 1994 Kemba Smith was sentenced to 24 1/2 years in prison after she pleaded guilty to conspiracy in a cocaine ring. The story of the harsh punishment dealt to a minor player — who admitted to lying and … Continue reading
Reblogged from theGrio: More than 80 years after their wrongful convictions, the legendary Scottsboro Boys finally received a posthumous pardon from the Alabama legislature. In 1931, the nine black teens were falsely accused of rape by two white women and … Continue reading
The women should not have been arrested. The pardon should have occurred at least 30 years ago. Six Women Pardoned for Civil Rights-Era Arrests.