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South Carolina / Racism / Posthumous Pardons / Joyner #958714

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 14, 2009
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(Studio: Ann Curry) South Carolina’s posthumous pardons to 2 relatives of radio host Tom Joyner who executed for killing a Confederate army veteran in 1913, noted.

(Columbia, South Carolina: Ron Mott) Joyner’s effort to clear his great uncles’ names featured; excerpt from the PBS documentary “African American Lives” by Harvard professor Henry Gates shown. [JOYNER – talks about solving racism by talking about it and closing issues of the past like the Griffins† brothers; says they blamed his uncles to protect the soldier’s reputation.] [GATES – says he is honored to see something historical rectified in the present.] [Albany Law School Paul FINKELMAN†- says it’s a long history of the lack of justice for African Americans.]

Curry, Ann;
Mott, Ron

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