Alabama House Votes to Pardon Parks, Others
The bill was amended to say that the arrest records would not be expunged or sealed from public view, but would be turned over to the state Department of Archives and History.
That way, the records will provide a permanent record of civil disobedience that, in many cases, helped lead to desegregation.
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