Virginia Gov. Posthumously Pardon Black Men Executed by All-White Juries in 1951

Yodit Tewolde sits down with Rudolph McCollum Jr., the great-nephew of Francis Desales Grayson and nephew to Booker T. Millner, two of the seven Black men who received a posthumous pardon by Virginia’s governor after they were executed in 1951 by all-white juries, who convicted them for raping a white woman.

Tewolde says that the group “were interrogated by police without lawyers and confessed under extreme duress and the threat of white violence.”

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