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Scottsboro Trial - History Of The Scottsboro Boys

alabama black patterson defense

In 1931 it was common for the unemployed to hitch rides on trains and travel from town to town in search of a job, adventure, or a way home. On March 25, nine young black men jumped on board a Southern Railroad pulling out of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Olen Montgomery, Clarence Norris, Haywood Patterson, Ozie Powell, Willie Roberson, Charles Weems, Deputy Sheriff Charles McComb (left) and attorney Samuel Leibowitz (second from left) confer with seven of the nine youths held in the Scottsboro case, May 1, 1935. The nine black youths were charged with the rape of two white women of Scottsboro, Alabama. (AP/Wide World Photos)
Eugene Williams, Andy Wright, and Roy Wright ranged in age from twelve to twenty years. Just after the train crossed into Alabama it stopped for water in Stevenson where a fight broke out between some of the black youths and white teenagers on board. Outnumbered, the white teens either jumped or were thrown from the train as it pulled from the station.

Seeking revenge, some of the white youth reported to the Stevenson train master that the black youth had assaulted two white women still on the train. The train master telegraphed ahead to the next station, Paint Rock, Alabama, where law enforcement officers boarded the train and rounded up every black youth they could find. The two white women emerged and accused the blacks of raping them.

The black boys were taken to a jail in Scottsboro, Alabama, hence the name Scottsboro Boys. The arrest of the nine was the beginning of repeated trials, convictions, appeals, and more trials over the next six years.

The alleged rape victims in the Scottsboro case were Victoria Price, age twenty-one, and teenager Ruby Bates. Price and Bates were from poor families who lived in the racially mixed town of Huntsville, Alabama. They, like the Scottsboro Boys, were riding the rails in search of work. When questioned by law enforcement officers they stated they had been beaten and raped by the black boys on the train.

Less than two hours after the alleged attack, however, Scottsboro physician Dr. R. R. Bridges examined Price and Bates and found no cuts, bruises, blood, or other injuries consistent with an attack. He reported the women were calm and did not appear to be under stress.

On March 31 all nine of the Scottsboro Boys were indicted for rape. Within weeks juries convicted and sentenced eight of the young men to death in the electric chair. Twelve-year-old Roy Wright's ordeal ended in a mistrial when eleven of the jurors held out for the death penalty but one juror disagreed.

Since the arrest of the Scottsboro Boys, anger and dismay had been growing across the United States and in other parts of the world over what appeared to be racially motivated arrests and prosecution of the boys. Demonstrations in support of the Scottsboro Boys occurred outside a number of U.S. embassies in Europe. In 110 American cities, 300,000 black and white workers gathered to protest the convictions on May 1.

On May 5 in Washington, D.C., some 200,000 supporters demanded freedom for the Scottsboro Boys. The International Labor Defense (ILD), the legal arm of the American Communist Party, declared the case a racial "frame-up" and example of the oppression of black people in the United States. ILD took over the legal appeal process for the boys when the National Association for the Advancement of Colored Persons (NAACP) withdrew from the case due to the nature of the charges.

In January 1932 the Alabama Supreme Court affirmed all the convictions and death sentences with the exception of Eugene Williams. In November, however, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Powell v. Alabama that Alabama had denied the defendants proper legal representation or due process guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Fourteenth Amendment states that no state shall "deprive any person of life, liberty or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws." Due process means fair treatment in all phases of the criminal justice system.

For the second round of trials ILD called in a well-known criminal defense attorney, Samuel Leibowitz. The medical testimony of Dr. Bridges convinced Leibowitz of the boys' innocence. He had never before been associated with racial issues but was appalled at what he viewed as the extreme unjust prosecution of the Scottsboro cases. Leibowitz worked for several years on the cases but did not charge any fees.

Haywood Patterson's second trial was before Alabama judge James Horton in March 1933. The trial took a dramatic turn when Ruby Bates stated that she and Price had made up the entire story. Price, however, stayed with her original testimony that they were raped. The jury again delivered a guilty verdict and the death penalty. Judge Horton, believing the verdict unjustified, granted a motion for a new trial. In December 1933 a jury again found Patterson guilty and sentenced him to die. About the same time, Clarence Norris endured his second trial, which ended with a conviction and the death penalty.

Leibowitz, stunned by the verdicts, appealed unsuccessfully to the Alabama Supreme Court, but moved the cases on to the U.S. Supreme Court. In April 1935 the Supreme Court reversed both convictions in Norris v. Alabama. The Court found that black Americans had been excluded from serving on the juries; therefore neither Patterson nor Norris had been judged by their equals or peers. The ruling meant the trials violated the Fourteenth Amendment's guarantee to equal protection under the law.

The following excerpt reports on Patterson's fourth trial held in January 1936. The presiding judge was William W. Callahan. Attorneys prosecuting Patterson were Melvin C. Protestors of the Scottsboro verdict march in Washington, D.C., January 1, 1934. After the nine black youths were falsely charged and convicted of rape, many demonstrated asking for the boys' freedom. (© Bettmann/Corbis)
Hutson and Thomas E. Knight Jr., the lieutenant governor of Alabama. Defending Patterson were Leibowitz and C. L. Watts. Watts was an Alabama lawyer brought into the Scottsboro case by Leibowitz.

The jury again consisted of only whites, in this case twelve white farmers. The Supreme Court decision of Norris v. Alabama was dealt with by having five blacks in the pool from which the jury was selected. All five, however, were eliminated by the prosecution.

The defense charged numerous times during the two-day trial that Judge Callahan was impatient and acted annoyed by the defense. His comments repeatedly suggested the defense attorneys were wasting everyone's time. The defense moved several times for a mistrial since this conduct influenced the jurors against the defense. Judge Callahan denied all motions for a mistrial.

Judge Callahan went so far as to halt Patterson's trial for a few hours while jurors were chosen for the trials involving Andrew Wright and Charles Weems, which were to be held the following week. As described under the subtitle "Defense Objections Overruled" Wright and Weems sat "manacled" (shackled) in chains in full view of the Patterson jurors during this time. The sight of the black youth in chains, defense attorneys argued, would prejudice the jurors against them.

The defense was able to enter the previous testimony of Dr. R. R. Bridges, about his examination of Price and Bates hours after the alleged attack and how there was no evidence of such an attack. Patterson plus four other Scottsboro Boys were put on the stand and testified that they had not touched Price or Bates; the boys further testified they had never even seen the women. Discounting Dr. Bridges and the boys' words, prosecutor Hutson, in closing statements, emotionally pleaded with the jury to protect the "rights of womanhood of Alabama" and convict Patterson.


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about 6 years ago

Finally a website I can understand =]

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over 3 years ago

This story is very interesting, but sad. i believe that those hite boys planned it.Has it was stated the white men started this problem beacuse they wanted to get back at them.it ashame that people have to be judged on their race,and not by their personality and who they really are.Why were there only white people in the jury. tat doent make any sense.if that was back in the day,and it was racisim going on, then of course the Scottsboro Boys are going to be convicted.

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over 3 years ago

this site really helped me on my english project. thanx to who ever made this:)











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over 4 years ago

This trial was completely unfair and unjust. I have to do a project on this and if you think this is interesting, read to kill a mockingbird, it's really similar, but fictional.

This is why I love being a Canadian, we didn't do this type of stuff :)

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over 4 years ago

I believe that what these young men had to go through is sickening, and noone of any race should be judged by the color of his skin, but by his actions. These boys were clearly innocent. the fact that a woman (of any race) can yell rape and everyone will think its true just because a woman says so is also crazy!

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almost 4 years ago

I agree with myself. You all need to grow up and get along.

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over 4 years ago

wow i cant believ that the boys were finally released with all charges dropped but only a few really knew that thats what happened because a few died. i hate people who are racists like that is really wrong how would u feel if thats what people thought about you. man i feel really bad for them i wish i was there because i would slap the mess out of bates and price especially her.

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almost 4 years ago

Hey Angry inbred redneck.
This is America, they have every right to be here. The world would be a better place when people like you learn to accept everyone for who they are. No matter if they a gay, black, yellow, or white we are all human beings and need to get along.

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about 6 years ago

I am on the computer at school. So yeah, Hey this didn't help me at all.



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over 3 years ago

how sad

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almost 4 years ago

THIS!...IS!...America and every one should live in harmony.

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almost 4 years ago

i totally agree with you, CK. Joe, you really need to get over whatever it is that you feel, because these 'coons' as you say, they're people too, the deserve just as much respect as everyone else. damn why can't we just all get along??

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over 4 years ago

This was not fair to those boys because of those ungrateful little bitches lied! In my opinion I think they should of thought about both sides of the story before making that decision.

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about 6 years ago

OMG this is helpful...now i get my english done better

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over 3 years ago

people are immature

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over 3 years ago

this trial is very interesting and i am excited to do research on it:) When i heard about this project i thought instantly that this is the one i wanted to do!! i hope it is as good as people are telling me.....

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over 4 years ago

this is why i hate white people.

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over 3 years ago

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over 3 years ago

Hello everyone. This was not very helpful to me (sorry), but it definitely is an interesting part of American history. I am a FIRM believer that this trial was indeed made under false pretenses, and that all men are created equal, no matter color or race... and that everyone deserves equal rights. However, this article seemed merely to be propaganda to me.

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over 3 years ago

this trial was bogus and unfair it makes me so mad to know this happened to nine teens in the 30s it hasnt changed much since then

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over 3 years ago

I feel this is very wrong, because everyone deserves a fair trail. In this article i feel they didnt recieve one in my opinion i feel if anything the woman who stuck with the story of being raped should be jailed because she lied under oath smh this just shows how ignorant people are. Thats just sad and pitiful.

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almost 4 years ago

This website was very helpful for me. Thank you comrade.
And to Joe...I would like to meet you. Maybe we go get some beers and then when you are drunk I take to East LA and leave you with nothing but your racial slurs. I think they will find them very amusing.

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almost 4 years ago

This website was very helpful for me. Thank you comrade.
And to Joe...I would like to meet you. Maybe we go get some beers and then when you are drunk I take to East LA and leave you with nothing but your racial slurs. I think they will find them very amusing.

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about 1 year ago

@steph: I agree ;)
this is just awful.

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over 3 years ago

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almost 4 years ago

i am looking at this and i think that it is wrong that they would do that. they were falsy acussed, and some of then got put in jail, got killed or got freed. i think that they should of all gotten freed. i think that the girls that lyed about getting rapped should of been the ones that should of gotten into trouble. if this ever happened to me i would be f u c k i n g madd!! i would want someone to help me over and over to redo the case if i had to die, so i could try to live. hahaha i sound like one of you people. who does this stuff this is retarted

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over 5 years ago

This report was very insterrsting butvery haert breaking at the same time.This shows the injutsice that have been going for awhile and still going on...but this is a great source for my school report this type of thing should be in the black history books or anything else bring back to (Goverment,Law,School6-8th college history and ect)Time have change but hopfully people have changed too

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almost 4 years ago

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over 3 years ago

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almost 4 years ago

What are you guys talking about?
What do David Hasselhoff, Spartans, Pokey and Gumby and the almighty Chuck Norris have to do with the racism on this page. I can understand Chuck Norris But what about the others.

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about 4 years ago

I believed that the white people doesn't like colored people because they are the "racist" to colored people that what the whites think they are the domain number one in over the world and against colored that they have no good opportunity to take an chance to fight back to them but they just want to say they want to end this because they can't find a way to defend them because of the whites have privileges, powers, and everything they can beat the colored but in a while no one have a rumors since they was arrested for being raped to two ladies but I believed that two whites girl doesn't want to be accused by them they just want to protect their lives so decided to blame them instead to get in troubles with them. But, I just wish I was there I could stop this but I wish I could handle everything what I just saw so I don't like it though when the boys are in the suffer punishments in a lot of trials so I was feeling bad for them. Since, this is my homework assignment, today I just watched the video about this it's really tragedy story about them. There's nothing we can't give up but they just came in to protect them after they heard the rumors, so it's really not good I wish I don't want to be here for nothing reason.

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over 4 years ago

good all coons do is rape people and go to jail

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over 2 years ago

I can't believe that 11 out of 12 jurors were going to execute a 12-year-old boy! That shocked me most out of this article!

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over 2 years ago

i cant stand people who think that all black people are bad i mean people are people no matter the race.

and to all yall racist who wrote on this; yall stupid, the article clearly says that they didn't do anything and that they were lied on cause the white boys got beat up!!!!!!!!!!!!! and dont make me pull out all the truth about the history between white and black people about how white men raped black women. :0

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almost 3 years ago

im doing a project on this and it actually helped me out a lot.this subject seemed pretty boring because i kept reading the trials over and over again and this passage helped me understand completely.oh,and i`ve read a few comments about this...i`m reading to kill a mockingbird for another project and this is so similar to it...just saying.

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almost 3 years ago

Why are people saying bad things about blacks and whites, i mixed and some people go over the edge just to get to a point. yes whites shouldn't have had slaves, that's in the past. forget about the past, don't go to the future, stay in today.




oh and today's my birthday

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almost 3 years ago

Why are people saying bad things about blacks and whites, i mixed and some people go over the edge just to get to a point. yes whites shouldn't have had slaves, that's in the past. forget about the past, don't go to the future, stay in today.




oh and today's my birthday

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almost 3 years ago

it makes no sense y these gurls wld lie about this.... all they did was cause problems for the scottsboro boys nd the people of alabama....

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about 3 years ago

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about 3 years ago

This trial sickens me. I can't believe how racist these people were; it doesn't make sense to me. They didn't get a fair trial at all.

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about 3 years ago

This trial sickens me. I can't believe how racist these people were; it doesn't make sense to me. They didn't get a fair trial at all.

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about 5 years ago

wow this really shows just how far we have come as a country. in the 1930's a black man was not allowed to even look at a women with out being arested and 12 years ago my parents who are black and white were able to get married with out a problem.thank God for change

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over 6 years ago

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over 6 years ago

this is a great cite that helps a lot if people with the true story of what happened with the Scottsboro trial. I for sure know that it has helped me with my English project right now.

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over 6 years ago

i juust as everyone else,think this is a great web site. It helped me soooo much for my english project. THANK YOU

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about 6 years ago

this is biased journalism which amounts to propaganda. i had occasion to speak to people who were in scotsboro at the time of this event and your summary in no way reflects what happened in any way.

it is a complete fabrication.

for more information contact
stanley jones, sr.
golden.bear@comcast.net

or read
the FORTUNE of the KNIGHTS TEMPLAR
http://www.cafepress.com/newpangea/5999831

i noted in your essay that this trial was sponsored by the legal arm of the AMERICAN COMMUNIST PARTY. that should tell you the total impropiety of the entire undertaking and the AMERICAN COMMUNIST PARTY bears the responsibility for mis leading the american people who are easily duped, such as yourself.

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about 3 years ago

Them niggers deserved it HAHAHA STUPID NIGGERS!!!



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over 6 years ago

This helps me alot for homework. One last thing.....GO OHIO STATE!!!!!!

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over 4 years ago

This trial was a very long time ago, but it is still very sad to see that prejudices are still going on. By reading only 5 or 10 of the comments below mine, I read prejudice remarks against blacks, whites, and Americans as a whole.
Are you any better?

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over 4 years ago

this is a really interesting story and its wrong what happened to thoes nine guys i dont get how thoes tow women could lie like that but props to the one who made the choice to go back and confess her lie.

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over 4 years ago

What they did to those boys was just wrong.Judging someone because of their skin color is not right we were all put on earth for a reason we don't need to judge or be racsist

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over 4 years ago

joe and BP4L, racism is just wrong, whether it is toward the white or the black or the asians, whatever. Judging someone because of a physical trait such as skin tone rather than by their individual actions is innappropriate, no matter who you are, you are welcome to your thoughts, but please keep them to yourself, they are offensive to me and I am sure to many other people.

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over 4 years ago

you said it Sophia. lol. I was actually typing the same thing when you posted that. Good for you for sticking up for what you believe in. I truly believe that what happened during this trial was sad and malicious, but am not surprised at all. This is what life was like in the 30's, and the sooner everyone realizes that the sooner we can solve all of these racial issues.



God Bless America!!!

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over 4 years ago

I'm sorry Joe, but you don't even know what yo are talking about, all people of color are different and you have no right to say that they only rape and go to jail. I recommend that you do some research on what these people did just to get their rights to register to vote. They were terrorized, beaten, and murdered because some white people decided that they didn't like them for no reason.They went through so much that you have no reason to complain. Don't be a racist please

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over 4 years ago

This is just Messed up... They didn't even try to see if it was true or not.

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almost 6 years ago

I have read about the trials and had came in hear just to see if the information was similar. Of course I read Maitreya's comments, which I found offensive. The reason I found it offensive, is that he or she ( or maybe a combination of the two ) can challenge someone's intelligence by saying he, she, or it spoke with a few people that was around 71-77 years ago ( that would've had to have been adults to understand the context of the trial ) and they disagree with these writings.



Then turn and say that was biased reporting and the result of propaganda spread by the American Cummunist Party.



Maitreya is still stuck in medieval times, and has been brain-washed by some A-hole wearing a sheet.



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over 6 years ago

thanks alot this really got me an A in my english class. THANKS.

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almost 7 years ago

I think the trial had a impact on our lifes. If the boys didn't do it the didn't do it. The only reason they were on trial was because they were black.

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almost 7 years ago

This website really helped me with my homework. Thanks a lot for this website...I just wish more students could read this...

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almost 7 years ago

wow, america is supposed to be the land of the free, a place where people are living the "american dream" people do not realize how often this truly does happen today in our everyday society maybe its not all over the newspapers or television but it happens. be conscious of what is goig on around you. you could save a life.

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over 7 years ago

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over 3 years ago

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over 3 years ago

why was it unfair?... not that I dont agree. I just want to know more.

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over 3 years ago

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almost 4 years ago

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over 4 years ago

This really clarified things for me for my summer homework, but i wanted to state JOE you r disgusting for saying that and clearly know nothing but your own ignorance

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over 4 years ago

my friend is doing an assignment on this case currently, and i was just reading about it, it is an outrage what happened! but its an intresting story,

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almost 6 years ago

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almost 4 years ago

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about 6 years ago

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almost 3 years ago

Why are people saying bad things about blacks and whites, i mixed and some people go over the edge just to get to a point. yes whites shouldn't have had slaves, that's in the past. forget about the past, don't go to the future, stay in today.




oh and today's my birthday

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almost 5 years ago

i can't believe they would sentence a person to death because two white people complained. it was rediculous. and as for that 12 year old boy, i hope that those 11 jurors burn in he**.. theyre complete jerks.. i wonder what they would have done if it were their child put in the electric chair.. if you compare how often white people died compared to how often we killed colored people, its completely bogus... i wish we were all the same color.. that way everyone would be the same..

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almost 5 years ago

I can't believe people would still sentences them to death because of the color of their skin.

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over 6 years ago

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almost 7 years ago

this website helped alot. it explains everything i needed to know for my project. thanks.

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over 7 years ago

hi this website helped with this project about the Scottsboro case. Have fun writing more about them! but please next time word it so people can actually read it!

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almost 2 years ago

Does a anyone mind me asking who wrote this article?

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over 2 years ago

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over 3 years ago

this artical helped me with my homework :D it was sad story the video was good to add :) i have to compare and contrast the trial of Scottsboro boy and Emmet Till trial (thats a sad story too :( look up his body it scary o.o

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almost 4 years ago

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almost 4 years ago

This website was very helpful for me. Thank you comrade.
And to Joe...I would like to meet you. Maybe we go get some beers and then when you are drunk I take to East LA and leave you with nothing but your racial slurs. I think they will find them very amusing.

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almost 4 years ago

Scottsboro Trial - History Of The Scottsboro Boys

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about 4 years ago

I'm doing this over my research paper and im reading To Kill A Mockingbird. I really love this story it just catch my interest but it is very sad how they treat the black and those damn girls shouldnt have lied. Well if anyone knows more about this i would love help on my paper. just comment on it.

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over 4 years ago

So in the end did they die??? PLEASE HELP it seems to end without telling the decision

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almost 3 years ago

well Im only partial part of the white supremacy, but yes this is quite reasonable. people will try and argue about it but it happened, and maybe for the best.

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almost 3 years ago

I hate how back then people could be blamed for something they obviosly didnt do. its pointless and wrong. If there werent the last two trials, 9 innocent lives would have been taken for nothing. And only 4 had charges dropped. I think that racism is unnecasseary and stupid. No matter what people think, they shouldnt takeinnocent lifes, ESPECIALLY when its proven that nothing had happened. I think back then people were extreamly immature and stupid.

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almost 3 years ago

Why are people saying bad things about blacks and whites, i mixed and some people go over the edge just to get to a point. yes whites shouldn't have had slaves, that's in the past. forget about the past, don't go to the future, stay in today.




oh and today's my birthday

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almost 5 years ago

This story shows alot about the old days really helps me out to figure out the deal i htink this was a good story to even read or do a subject about coming from a young man being black

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about 5 years ago

This is horrible. In my opinion those girls murdered all of the boys that were killed by the death penalty. They are the real criminals. These kind of things make me sick. I hate racism!!

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over 5 years ago

wow i cant believe that those boys were convicted raism is not FAIR!!!

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over 5 years ago

i cant believe that this kinds of things happen in the 1930s this article is really going to help me write my paper

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over 5 years ago

It wasn't 9 boys that jumped on the train originally. 12 boys got on and there were some white men that attacked them and 3 of the 12 boys got pushed off during the fight along with all the white men.

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almost 6 years ago

Hey this is a very good article thanx for helpin me out on my paper.

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almost 6 years ago

Great article! i agree with Amanda, the transcripts would really help.

Altho what maitreya said was ridiculous. There is nothing wrong w/ pure communism, which is the same thing as a utopia. That point of view is one of the reasons that ruined 9 lives

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almost 6 years ago

yea... i know all of this, i have to do a report on this case for school, for my government class, and it's a good article but is there any way you can put some of the actual court report on it? I can't find it ANYWHERE! I know that not all Court Reports are open to the public, but this case was in '32 and it should be open, but i can't find it.Otherwise, it's very good.

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almost 6 years ago

This article was really helpful with my English class. I was comparing the trials of Tom Robinson from To Kill A Mockingbird and the Scottsboro Trials. This websight gave me a lot of useful information.

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almost 6 years ago

I think this is a very interesting article. It is very helpful to others. And I reallly enjoyed it alot.

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almost 6 years ago

i love this website sooo much. it's such a BIG help! i also love Edward Cullen just as much.
kty.

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almost 6 years ago

wow.. so good helped me sooo much you should do more on other trials or history so teens actually understand this stuff!!

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almost 6 years ago

yeah, i used it on my american history paper! great article, man! was helpful!

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almost 6 years ago

Finally a good article on this case. Thanks! I used it for my english paper.

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almost 6 years ago

wow that is crazy i hate racist people!!!

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about 6 years ago

thanks great article i find this really interesting. it also shows what injuctice there is in the world.

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about 6 years ago

Thanks a million!

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about 6 years ago

I really liked this website, it opened me to many new things, though i think its takes advantage of lil kids too much.

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about 6 years ago

This page helped me in my english class!



Yea i dedicate this comment for tori D!

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about 6 years ago

i love this page its awesome!!!

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about 6 years ago

Awesome article... and one last thing.... a barrel roll.

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over 6 years ago

Hey man thanks so much for this info it helped me fill out the missing parts for my paper

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over 6 years ago

this is very kool it helped me out alot with my assignment from english 2b its awesome i give it 2 thumbs up....:)

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over 6 years ago

Duuuude this is so amazing i couldmt find anything like his anywhere else!!!!!!!! :) :P

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over 6 years ago

This is extremely helpful.

Thanks alot



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over 6 years ago

this page is very informative. it gave me loads of information to help with my english project. it told the story in an unbiased way. i recomend this page to anyone wanting to find out about the scottsboro trial.

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over 6 years ago

this is a wonderful article on what happened to those people back in the day, i love to brush up on my history because it helps out on life today

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over 6 years ago

this is a very heplful and clear article on the scttsboro trial not like many which are very confusing.Thanks

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over 6 years ago

this site helps a lot. I am in english class right know, and it gives all the info i need. I can't believe those boys were still convicted after all of that

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over 3 years ago

i still dont understand exactly what happened on the train? did any of them have, ehem, sex with Victoria (the prostitute) and was there any interaction between the boys and the two girls?

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almost 4 years ago

Mehhhhhh!

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12 days ago

Thank you! This was very helpful! The story is interesting but sad. Anger was boiling in me when I read it.

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7 months ago

I'm also one of those students who has to do a research paper. This site was pretty useful I found a lot of my information here :)

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7 months ago

Thank you so much for this useful information. I had to do a research project for English and I found this very helpful. Before I read this article, I hardly knew anything about the Scottsboro Trial, but now I know! Again, thank all of you authors and contributors for everything.

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11 months ago

nice