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Norris / Scottsboro Boys / Pardon #243599

CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 29, 1976
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(Studio) Today the last chapter played out in case of "Scottsboro Boys," Alabama rape trial of 45 years ago.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Montgomery, Alabama) Report on return to Alabama of Clarence Norris, last known survivor of "Scottsboro Boys," to claim document granting him pardon. Pardon granted last month after years of pressure from NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) . [Alabama board of pardon and parole chairperson Norman USSERY - presents Norris with pardon.] Remains of prison where Norris spent 15 years filmed; noted. Norris speaks at church where Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior preached. [NORRIS - doesn't hate anyone and wishes all wrongly accused of crimes could be freed; wishes other 8 could be here.]
REPORTER: Bernard Goldberg

Cronkite, Walter;
Goldberg, Bernard

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