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In Historic First, Governor Hogan Issues Full Posthumous Pardon For Victims of Racial Lynching
Governor Larry Hogan today issued a full posthumous pardon for 34 victims of racial lynching in Maryland between 1854 and 1933, on the basis that these extrajudicial killings violated fundamental rights to due process and equal protection of law. It is the first time in history that a governor has issued a blanket pardon for the victims of racial lynchings.

"The State of Maryland has long been on the forefront of civil rights, dating back to Justice Thurgood Marshall's legal battle to integrate schools and throughout our national reckoning on race," said Governor Hogan.  ...

by Cat on Sat May 8th, 2021 at 07:00:10 PM EST
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