Four black friends posthumously cleared of 1949 rape of white woman

A Florida judge has posthumously exonerated four black men wrongly accused of raping a white teenager in 1949.

Known as the Groveland Four, Charles Greenlee, Walter Irvin, Sam Shepherd and Ernest Thomas were accused of abducting and sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl near Groveland, Florida during the Jim Crow era of southern US racial segregation.

However, on Friday, Lake County
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