Thursday, October 15, 2009

Tom Joyner's Relatives Pardoned After Being Executed 94 Years Ago!

Syndicated radio talk show host Tom Joyner was able to get his two great uncles pardoned by the state of South Carolina for a murder that they never committed 94 years ago and for which they were executed. Thomas and Meeks Griffin were black land owners who were forced to sell their land at the time to defend themselves against the charges of killing a white man. Joyner learned about the fate of his uncles after Dr. Henry Loius Gates traced his family tree through the PBS show "African American Lives 2." The Atlanta Journal Constitution provides additional information regarding Joyner's ordeal and triumph for his family.

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