The tragic story of the ‘Groveland Four’ wrongly convicted of rape and exonerated 72 years later – BBC News Africa

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18 minutes ago Photo credit, Getty Images Four young black men were charged in 1949 with the rape of a white teenage girl in the United States, some were convicted, others were cruelly murdered before their sentencing. Charles Greenlee, Walter Irvin, Samuel Shepherd and Ernest Thomas, known as the “Groveland Four”, and their families have … Read more

Governor of Virginia posthumously pardons 7 black men executed for rape in 1951

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Seven black men who were executed in 1951 after being convicted of the rape of a white woman in the United States were posthumously pardoned by the governor of Virginia. They were executed in 1951. Frank Hairston Jr., 18, Howard Lee Hairston, 18, Booker T. Millner, 19, Joe Henry Hampton, 19, James Luther Hairston, 20, … Read more

50 years of the Nobel Prize to Neruda: from the figure of the great Latin American poet to criticism for rape

50 years of the Nobel Prize to Neruda from the

Pablo Neruda in May 1956, in Budapest, with the Liberty Bridge over the Danube in the background (Photo: EFE) On the morning of October 21, 1971, the world learned that the Nobel Prize for Literature was once again in the hands of a Latin American. And not just anyone: Pablo Neruda. It was the third … Read more