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.