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Scottsboro Trial - Things To Remember While Reading Excerpts From "scottsboro Case Goes To The Jury":

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  • The Scottsboro trials are considered one of the most significant legal battles of the twentieth century. Scottsboro resulted in two U.S. Supreme Court decisions that contributed to the start of the Civil Rights movement in the 1950s.
  • The South at the time was completely racially segregated (blacks and whites kept separate in public places) with blacks treated as inferior humans of little worth.
  • The prejudiced and impatient comments of Judge Callahan were typical of Southern judges hearing cases involving black Americans.
  • The following excerpt is an account of the FOURTH trial that defendant Patterson endured.
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