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October 25
The Youth March for Integrated Schools in Washington, DC, was held on this date in 1958. Jackie Robinson, Asa Philip Randolph, and Harry Belafonte led the march, which included some 10,000 students.

Clarence "Willie" Norris, the last survivor of the Scottsboro Boys, was given a full pardon by Alabama Governor, George Wallace, on this date in 1976. Forty-five years earlier, Norris and eight other black men were falsely charged with raping two white women.

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