According to NBC News, The U.S. Army has cleared the convictions of 110 African American soldiers from a 1917 Houston Riot.
Monday the Army overturned the convictions restoring the soldier’s service records and giving their descendants the right to be eligible for benefits.
Army Secretary Christine Wormuth said in a statement:
“After a thorough review, the Board found that these soldiers were wrongly treated because of their race and were not given fair trials. By setting aside their convictions and granting honorable discharges, the Army is acknowledging past mistakes and setting the record straight,”