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Louisiana Pardons Integration Activist for 1963 Arrest

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Louisiana Pardons Integration Activist for 1963 Arrest

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Louisiana Pardons Integration Activist for 1963 Arrest

Louisiana Pardons Integration Activist for 1963 Arrest

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NPR's Michele Norris talks with the Rev. Betty Claiborne in Baton Rouge, La., who was pardoned by Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco as part of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebrations. Claiborne was arrested in 1963 for trying to integrate a public swimming pool.