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May 30, 2022

Massachusetts Lawmakers Formally Exonerate Elizabeth Johnson Jr, Who Was Sentenced to Death in 1693

The story of how Elizabeth was exonerated is fascinating. Turns out, eighth graders at North Andover Middle School took an interest in her case during a civic engagement project they were assigned to. According to their history teacher, Carrie LaPierre, the students spent nearly a year investigating Elizabeth’s testimony, writing letters to legislators pushing for her pardon, and even crafting the bill that exonerated her.

You can read more in an article in The Guardian at https://bit.ly/3zbacOB.