Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Something nice for a change:"Birmingham, Alabama mayor pardons civil rights protesters"

From The Guardian:

"The mayor of Birmingham, Alabama is issuing a blanket pardon for thousands of people who were arrested in the city during civil rights protests in the 1960s.

Mayor Larry Langford announced the pardon during a city council meeting today. He said the pardon for those arrested for nonviolent protests.

A longtime civil rights leader, Calvin Woods, accepted the pardon on behalf of thousands of people arrested during demonstrations against racial segregation in the city."

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