For some observers, Hunt's pardon represents a righting of a wrong that highlighted tension in Kansas, and in the country, in the 1960s.The pardon application was supported by former judge and attorney general Robert Stephen. This is the second clemency action in quite some time. Governor Sebelius issued a partial pardon in one case and this one.
Hunt, along with seven other black defendants from Kansas known as the "Wichita 8," was convicted of robbery by an all-white jury.
Here is coverage at Pardon.Power.com.