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GettyNearly 70 years after four black men were wrongly convicted of kidnapping and raping a young white housewife in Groveland, Florida, the state’s clemency board unanimously voted on Friday to have them pardoned. Samuel Shepherd, Walter Irving, Charles Greenlee and Ernest Thomas—known as the “Groveland Four”—were granted posthumous pardons by the Florida Board of Executive Clemency in the unprecedented case that is widely considered among Florida’s worst instances of discrimination and systemic Jim Crow-era racism. All four men are dead; the last surviving of the group died in 2012. Read more at The Daily Beast. Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here