TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) --
Gov. Charlie Crist and Florida's three Cabinet officers have passed a resolution designed to help clear the records of civil rights activists arrested in St. Augustine during the 1960s.
Thursdays decision was made during the last meeting of the state
Board of Executive Clemency before its members leave office Jan. 4.
The resolution asks the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to
waive a $75 application fee and then expunge the arrest records.
It also says those records should be kept on file in the state's
archives as a living testament to the courage and ideals of the
St. Augustine was a focal point of protests against segregation
that helped lead to passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of
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