Groveland Four, Criminal Justice Reform, Black Crimes, African American History, Black History, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN

Fla. Apologizes to ‘Groveland Four,’ Men Wrongly Convicted of Rape in 1949 – The Root In 1949 in Groveland, Fla., four men—Walter Irvin, Samuel Shepherd, Charles Greenlee and Ernest Thomas—were wrongly convicted of raping 17-year-old Norma Padgett in Groveland. Three of the men were imprisoned and another was shot and killed by a group of white men. They became known as the Groveland Four.

Booker T Washington, African American History, Black History, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN

“I shall have him to dine as often as I please” – The time when Roosevelt invited African-American educator Booker T. Washington to a dinner at the White House – The Vintage News Many African-Americans were invited to the White House before 1901, but none of them was invited to dine with the President until Theodore Roosevelt invited African-American educator Booker T. Washington to a dinner at the White House.

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