Maligned in black and white: Southern newspapers played a major role in racial violence. Do they owe their communities an apology?
The Poynter Institute
May 13, 2019

In January, the Orlando Sentinel posted an impassioned apology for inflaming racial tensions decades ago in a 1949 case called “The Groveland Four.” Four young African American men were accused of raping a white woman, charges that resulted in the extra-judicial killings of two of them and the lengthy imprisonment of two others.

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