Seven Black Men Executed for an Alleged Rape, Pardoned Seven Decades Later

Martinsville Seven were executed for rape in 1951. On 31st August 2021, they were all pardoned.

Seventy years ago, in 1951, a group of seven young Black men was executed for the alleged rape of a white woman named Ruby Stroud Floyd (32). The names of the executed were Frank…



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