Alabama may pardon violators of racial segregation laws
The idea of a mass pardon gained traction after the death last year of civil rights icon Rosa Parks, who had refused to give up her bus seat to a white man half a century earlier.
Even though the law allowing segregated seating on city buses was eventually overturned, Parks' conviction is still on the record, said Rep. Thad McClammy.
''This is something that's long overdue. It's something aimed at giving the state a forward look,'' he said.
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