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Retroactive "Justice": “Groveland Four” Charles Greenlee, Walter Irvin, Samuel Shepherd And Earnest Thomas Honored With Monument After Being Pardoned From 1949 Rape Allegation (Image via Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)

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While Charles Greenlee, Walter Irvin, Samuel Shepherd and Earnest Thomas were posthumously pardoned of the crime last year by Gov. Ron DeSantis, the four have not been exonerated.

The pardons of Samuel Shepherd, Walter Irvin, Charles Greenlee and Ernest Thomas — known as the Groveland Four — follow a long, violent story that had become symbolic of racial injustice.

"It still lingered shame, a cloud over my family, that he was convicted of this horrific crime," says Carol Greenlee, daughter of Charles Greenlee, one of the Groveland Four pardoned posthumously after being falsely accused of raping a white woman. "A chain has been broken."

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The city of Groveland has already apologized and so too has the state legislature to Ernest Thomas, Walter Irvin, Samuel Shepard, Charles Greenlee. However, Gov. Ron DeSantis has said he wants to consider a pardon for the wrongfully convicted men.

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