Gov. Bentley signs Scottsboro Boys Act into law ahead of ceremonial signing; legislation for full exonerations pending

SCOTTSBORO, Alabama – The Scottsboro Boys Act, state legislation that allows for a pardon for eight of the nine black men unjustly accused of raping two white women in 1931, has been signed into law by Gov. Robert Bentley.

The official signing last week allowed the bill to be filed in a timely manner but a ceremonial signing of Senate Bill 97 will be held Friday at the Scottsboro Boys Museum and Cultural Center in Joyce Chapel United Methodist Church. A time has not been set…Continue Reading

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