Scottsboro, AL Boys, Falsely Accused of Rape, Spent Years In Prison and Court Before Proving Their Innocence and Inspiring Civil Rights Movement

History.com: “The Scottsboro Boys were nine black teenagers falsely accused of raping two white women aboard a train near Scottsboro, Alabama, in 1931. The trials and repeated retrials of the Scottsboro Boys sparked an international uproar and produced two landmark U.S. Supreme Court verdicts, even as the defendants were forced to spend years battling the courts and enduring the harsh conditions of the Alabama prison system.”

  1. Who Were the Scottsboro Boys?
  2. Initial Trials and Appeals (1931-32)
  3. Powell v. Alabama
  4. Norris v. Alabama
  5. Scottsboro Boys Legacy
  6. Sources

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