From right, Walter Irvin, Samuel Shepherd and Charles Greenlee. Photo: PBS / Gary Corsair

Florida posthumously pardons the Groveland Four, black men accused of dubious 1949 ‘rape’. One was shot 400 times by white posse

  • Medical evidence that the rape of a white teenager never took place was suppressed at the trial
  • One suspect was killed by a posse, while two others were shot by a sheriff while they were in custody awaiting retrial
Topic |   Racism

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From right, Walter Irvin, Samuel Shepherd and Charles Greenlee. Photo: PBS / Gary Corsair
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