Tag Archives: Pardon

Kemba Smith Interview: Voting Rights Advocacy

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

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Scottsboro Boys pardoned: What other infamous civil rights cases are in need of closure?

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Six Women Pardoned for Civil Rights-Era Arrests

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.

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