The Scottsboro Boys Trials were nine black teenage boys accused of rape in Alabama in 1931. The landmark set of legal cases from this incident dealt with racism and the right to a fair trial. The case included a frameup, an all-white jury, rushed trials, an attempted lynching, an angry mob, and is an example of an overall miscarriage of justice.
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Black Then | The Case of the Scottsboro Boys [VIDEO]. On March 26th, 1931, nine black youths riding a freight train, were arrested in Scottsboro, Alabama, after being falsely accused of raping two white women. After nearly being lynched, the Scottsboro Boys were brought to trial.
The Scottsboro Boys on March 25 1931 nine black boys were hitching a ride aboard the Southern Railroad freight train a fight broke out between the black and white kids. When the train stationed at Paint Rock, Alabama, the police and a mob of angry white men were waiting for the black boys to arrest them. However, the boys were charged with raping two white women Victoria Price and Ruby Bates instead of fighting with the white kids. All the boys, except the youngest, were sentenced to death.
Alabama grants posthumous pardons to Scottsboro Boys