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Sherrod 1961 conviction overturned

Sherrod and Solicitor Kevin Brackett Sherrod and Solicitor Kevin Brackett
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Charles Sherrod was arrested in Rock Hill, South Carolina in 1961 as part of a civil rights sit-in.

On Tuesday, the Sherrods traveled back to Rock Hill to appear in court, and have Charles' arrest record cleared, 54 years after he was arrested for a sit-in. 

On Wednesday, a judge overturned that conviction.

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