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    The Scottsboro Trials

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    The Scottsboro Trials Racism wasted the lives of nine young, black men. In a trial where the only plausible evidence proved their innocence, they were still convicted. They were accused of rape, but all it was was an accusation. There was nothing to back it up. They endured many trials almost all of which had prejudice juries. This is the story of nine young men who had little, and then had everything taken away from them. On March 24, 1931, nine black youths were accused of raping

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    The Scottsboro Trial

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    of the most historical trials in the U.S was the trial of the Scottsboro Boys. In actuality, it was a crime of racism against nine black adolescents, and a great shame for the nation because of the injustice it caused. The major characters of both trials of To Kill a Mockingbird and the Scottsboro Boys resemble each other in attitudes and testimonies. They also experience similar physical limitations and discrimination. The Scottsboro case began on the 25th of March, 1931 with the accusation of rape

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    Scottsboro Trials

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    blacks of raping them, something big is about to happen. Trials that were meant to only take a few days, turned into months, and soon it became years. Before people knew it, something as simple as rape trials was altering the countries future. The Scottsboro Trials were conducted in a way that gave us long-lasting effects. Hoboes hitched rides on freight trains and did as they pleased during the 1930’s (Carter 3). When the train pulled away from the station at Stevenson the station master was approached

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    scottsboro boys

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    The Scottsboro Boys trials, one of the most notorious and tragic chapters of the South’s racial history caught the attention of people around the world. Nine black men suffered after being wrongly accused and convicted of beating eight white men and sexually abusing two white women. The trials of the Scottsboro boys ruined the lives of the men from there on out. The whole ordeal was seemed to be one big white smiling face. On March 25, 1931 the Southern Railroad's Chattanooga to Memphis freight with

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    The Scottsboro Trials

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    during this time; I can’t even begin to fathom what it would be like being black seeking a job. Many blacks sought hoboing as a common pastime seeing it as an adventure to get them from one small job to another. And this is where the story of the Scottsboro Boys begins. Aboard a southern railroad car was a young black youth named Haywood Patterson. He clutched to the side of the car as it careened back and forth over the rusty tracks. Across the top of the car walked a young white man. Every time this

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    The Scottsboro Boys’ Trials The racial discrimination of African-Americans in the United States became very prominent in the 1930s. Up to this point, racial segregation had always been an issue, but during the Dust Bowl, the discrimination and prejudice increased exponentially. This was displayed precisely in the Scottsboro Boys’ Trials. The Scottsboro Boys’ Trials were a crucial example of the racial discrimination and inequity towards African-Americans that was displayed in the southern region

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    The Scottsboro Boy's Case

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    Skylre Gillette Mrs. Rodriguez 10 Grade advanced English Pd. 4 26 April 2017 Controversy, inspiration, hope, and inequality: these are some of the characteristics that the historical 1930’s Scottsboro boy’s case had which raised both national and international attention for the U.S. The Scottsboro Boys (Haywood Patterson, Clarence Norris, Andy Wright, Roy Wright, Ozzie Powell, Willie Roberson, Charles Weems and Eugene Williams) were nine black teenage boys that were accused of rape by two white

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    The Scottsboro Trial and the trial of Tom Robinson are almost identical in the forms of bias shown and the accusers that were persecuted. The bias is obvious and is shown throughout both cases, which took place in the same time period. Common parallels are seen through the time period that both trials have taken place in and those who were persecuted and why they were persecuted in the first place. The thought of "All blacks were liars, and all blacks are wrongdoers," was a major part of all of these

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    separate. Once the word spread about of this terrible crime, about 500 angry citizens, many members of the Ku Klux Klan, gathered around the jail. They were so furious that they beg for the sheriff give them the Scottsboro boys so they could hang them! April 6, 1931, the trials for the Scottsboro boys begin. The boys were represented by two attorneys Milo C. Moody and Stephen Roddy who were only given twelve days to prepare for the trials. The time period time to prepare for the trial wasn’t the norm

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    The Scottsboro Trials

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    racist the Scottsboro Trials, were definitely not just another ordinary case. The Scottsboro Trials changed how America viewed segregation. The nine young men, who hopped onto that train that day, were innocent and harmless. The Scottsboro Trials revealed the unjust treatment that African Americans faced outside of the Harlem Renaissance and changed views on segregation. Boarding the train from Chattanooga to Memphis seems like an innocent thing to do (“UMKC” par. 2). For the Scottsboro boys, boarding

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