CT lawmakers vote to exonerate convicted witches of 1600s

CT lawmakers vote to exonerate persecuted accused witches
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Between the Salem witch trials and Arthur Miller's The Crucible, Massachusetts gets all the attention. But Connecticut was first among the 13 American colonies to execute accused witches.

It was not until 2017 that the first two --- Alse Young and Lydia Gilbert -- were finally exonerated by the Windsor Town Council.

Now, the whole state is getting in on the act, with a resolution approved by the legislature and sent to the governor. It expresses remorse for those wrong-hoods, and recognizes the stigma suffered even today by descendants of Connecticut's accused witches.

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