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The Scottsboro Boys were nine Black teenage boys (the youngest was 13 and the oldest was 19) 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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Scottsboro Boys Falsely Accused March 25, 1931 The Scottsboro Boys, nine young African Americans, were falsely charged with rape and collectively served more than 100 years in prison. The right of African Americans to serve on juries was established by their case.

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Alabama posthumously pardons three Scottsboro Boys

Seven of the nine Scottsboro Boys met with lawyer Samuel Leibowitz (second from left) on 1 May 1935

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Alabama pardons Scottsboro boys from racially-charged 1930s rape case

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The Scottsboro Boys: The Inspiration Behind To Kill A Mockingbird

I started teaching this unit as a way to introduce To Kill A Mockingbird to my students...but my kids were so into it (AND it hit on a ton of Common Core

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The Scottsboro Boys Case. Falsely Accused of rape by two white women who later recanted their story....after several trials. Ironically George Wallace "pardoned" them many years later. Only recently the state of Alabama apologized.

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Alabama pardons Scottsboro boys from racially-charged 1930s rape case

Accused: The false allegations to the 'Scottsboro Boys' had raped two white women in Alabama in the 1930s led to a race panic. The governor called the National Guards to protect the suspects from lynch mobs

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