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Last Conviction in Salem Witch Trials Is Cleared 329 Years Later

By Vimal Patel

31 Jul 2022 · 3 min read

Editor's Note

A teacher and her class were successful in their three-year lobbying effort to revise an oppressive historic decision. Some light reading before you get back to your day.

Elizabeth Johnson Jr. is — officially — not a witch.

Until last week, the Andover, Massachusetts, woman, who confessed to practicing witchcraft during the Salem witch trials, was the only remaining person convicted during the trials whose name had not been cleared.

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