In November of 2012, the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles pardoned three men. Haywood Patterson, Charlie Weems, and Andy Wright. The three black men had been wrongly convicted of assaulting two white women in 1931. They were the last of nine young men associated with the case to have their convictions officially cleared from… Continue reading Episode 119 The Scottsboro Boys
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Episode 88 The Stolen Girls in the Leesburg Stockade
In the summer of 1963, 15 girls between the ages of 12 and 15 were held in the Leesburg Stockade for the crime of demonstrating for integration in the deep south. For weeks their parents didn’t know where they were or if they were alive.