Published On: Wed, Sep 1st, 2021
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Black men executed in 1951 for the rape of a white woman granted posthumous pardons

Martinsville Seven-Pardons

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam granted posthumous pardons Tuesday to seven Black men who were executed in 1951 for the rape of a white woman, in a case that attracted pleas for mercy from around the world and in recent years has been denounced as an example of racial disparity in the use of the death penalty.

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