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Walter Irvin, Charles Greenlee, and Samuel Shepherd. Photo: Gary Corsair
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Groveland Four: Florida Pardons 4 Black Men Accused Of 1949 Rape

The posthumous pardons were granted Friday for the men known as the Groveland Four. The Lake County men – Earnest Thomas, Charles Greenlee, Samuel Shepherd and Walter Irvin – were accused of the 1949 rape under dubious circumstances. One was hunted down by a posse of about 1,000 men and shot more than 400 times.
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