Scottsboro Boys Trial Essay

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In this section, we’re going to go over to the side of the black man, on how sometimes they get accused of a crime they didn’t do. In “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” Huck fakes his death to get away from his alcoholic dad, that took him to a cable out in the middle of nowhere. At the same time, a slave named Jim that belonged to Ms.Watson ran away at the same time of Huck’s disappearance. People of the town thought it was Jim who did it because he ran away at the same time Huck disappeared, but mainly they blamed Jim because he was black. Even though the town knew that Huck’s dad took Huck from Ms.Watson, and they even knew that he was after Huck for his money. They still blamed Jim for Huck 's “death”. It’s obvious who should …show more content…
blacks, was the Scottsboro boys trial. This event was an extreme example of how the justice system treated blacks. On March 25, 1931, seven boys were hoboing on a train. When the train stopped, several white people reported that they got attacked on the train by black people. When the men were arrested two white women told the police that the black men had raped them. The case was first heard in Scottsboro Alabama. The trials were rushed, and all of the men (besides twelve-year-old Roy Wright) got sentenced to death. In all of the trials, there were only white juries. So it makes sense why all of the trials went by quick. Without physical evidence, they got sentenced to death. The only evidence there was,was evidence from a white person. More trials ensued to fight against the unfairness of this trial, but the critical point of this is that this was a white vs. black scenario. It was a white person’s word versus a black person’s. And the white word won. This can be linked to when Jim got thrown in prison because they thought he killed Huck. Even though Huck was alive and vouching for Jim. They kept him in prison because he was black. It doesn’t matter about the evidence if you were black person back then no matter what evidence there is. If a white person says that a black person does something. The white man is always going to win in the battle of white versus

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