Three African-American men falsely convicted of rape more than 80 years ago were pardoned today. The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles voted unanimously this morning to posthumously pardon the men in the "Scottsboro Boys" rape case.
Back in 1931, nine black teens were convicted of raping two white women on a freight train. Because of the many judicial injustices, the case has become a symbol for racial inequality in the South.
For more on the significance of this pardon, we're joined by Lecia Brooks of the Southern Poverty Law Center.