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Scottsboro Case

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S: BY:Dmonte Byrd

BC: Scottsboro Museum

1: This book is Dedicated to Mrs. Jarrel

3: In 1931 in Scottsboro Alabama the Scottsboro Nine consisted of nine African American boys who were accused of raping two runaway Caucasian women in a freight train.

5: Back in these days, even so much as looking at a white woman was bad enough but to rape one was even worse.

7: This case had been heard twice, one being Powell v. Alabama and the other in Norris v. Alabama. Blacks in the community fought hard to get the nine accused free.

9: This case had been heard about all over the country.Everyone knew that the judge would not give any favors to the Nine boys that were headed Memphis,Tennessee

11: Ruby Bates and Victoria Price are the two women who claimed they were raped by nine Africa n American males.

13: After the nine boys were falsely charged and convicted for rape there was lots of controversy and pain.

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