More work ahead in Alabama for Scottsboro Boys' pardons

FILE - In this file photo made Feb. 4, 2013, Sheila Washington, founder of the Scottsboro Boys Museum and Cultural Center, is photographed in Montgomery, Ala. Now that the Alabama Legislature is allowing posthumous pardons for the Scottsboro Boys, there is still much work to be done before their names are officially cleared. The state Board of Pardons and Paroles must receive applications for pardons and they must show that pardons would remedy social injustices associated with racial discrimination. Washington said that will happen soon. The Scottsboro Boys, nine African American youths ranging from 13 to 19, were wrongfully convicted by all-Caucasian juries of raping two white women on a train in north Alabama more than 80 years ago. (AP Photo/Phillip Rawls, file)

May 04, 2013 7:48 pm  • 
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