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Governor to attend ceremony for Scottsboro Boys pardoning

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SCOTTSBORO, AL (WAFF) -

Governor Robert Bentley will travel to Scottsboro on Friday for a special ceremonial signing of the law pardoning the Scottsboro Boys.

The law pardons the eight Scottsboro Boys who did not get pardons before they died. One received a pardon before his death.

The nine young men were convicted of raping two white women on a train in north Alabama in the 1930s. One of the women later recanted her story.

The ceremony will take place in front of the Scottsboro Boys Museum and Cultural Center.

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