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Alabama legislature votes to pardon Scottsboro Boys

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A legislation to pardon the Scottsboro boys passed 130-0 Thursday. It now moves to Gov. Robert Bentley of Alabama, according to USA Today.

If the bill is signed by Bentley, the nine black teens who were falsely accused of raping two white women will be posthumously pardoned. The last of the men died in 1989, according to the AP.

The legislation was passed on the 45th anniversary of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, according to USA Today.

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