A poster contains drawings of the Martinsville Seven who were pardoned posthumously. They are Francis DeSales Grayson, 37; Booker T. Millner, 19, Frank Hairston Jr., 18; Howard Lee Hairston, 18; James Luther Hairston, 20; Joe Henry Hampton, 19; and John Clabon Taylor, 21.
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Martinsville Seven pardoned
Gov. Ralph S. Northam uses his power to help right a decades-old wrong in which seven Black men from Martinsville were executed in 1951 without due process
It took 70 years, but the Martinsville Seven have finally been pardoned.