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  • Scottsboro Boys Essay

    In 1931 a group of homeless young black teenagers were riding a train going from town to town in search of work. While riding a train, that would stop in Scottsboro after the fight, the young men engaged in a fight with a group of young white men on a train. After said fight, while the police were investigating the fight, two young white women, that were riding the train illegally, claimed that the group of 9 black teenagers had raped them. This dynamic of two young white women accusing 9 homeless young black teens in Alabama in the 1930s, unsurprisingly, was not dealt with constitutionally as the immediate public reception and the deeply rooted racist treatments of blacks within the state resulted in a one day trial and 8 of the 9 young men…

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  • The Scottsboro Boys Trial

    wants to tell the people that African Americans don’t have the same rights as a white man. Harper Lee tells a story where a black man is convicted and found guilty because his race is black. While some white man like George Wallace, former governor of Alabama, are against racism and think they should be wiped out. George Wallace gave their inaugural address about civil rights and how this nation should be integrated instead of segregated. One of the most famous misjustice court trial in Alabama…

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  • Scottsboro Boys Research Paper

    Railroad freight train going to Chattanooga. On this freight train there were two white girls, Victoria Price and Ruby Bates. Then nine African American boys got on the train. Price and Bates accused the boys of raping them. Now they went to court to figure out the truth. The nine boys that have assault and rape charges are Olen Montgomery, Clarence Norris, Haywood Patterson, Ozie Powell, Willie Roberson, Charlie Williams, Andy Wright and Roy Wright. The Scottsboro boys did not do the…

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  • The Scottsboro Boys: An American Tragedy

    their future and families, but there was this racism; discrimination; and segregation against colored people that impeded their success. All of this factors that destroyed the lives of 9 young black teenagers. Only southerner whites had the opportunity to have better jobs such as being a police officer; the respect from their society; and most importantly the power to do whatever they pleased, including mistreating this minority group. Just because of their color of skin, they even had to be…

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  • Compare And Contrast To Kill A Mockingbird And The Scottsboro Boys

    both, Tom Robinson’s case in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and The Scottsboro Boys trials. To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel meant to represent The Scottsboro Boys case in a way that young adults can easily understand. The judges and lawyers of both cases were similar because they all oversaw a case that they knew had very little chance of winning, and their alleged victims are comparable as well. Both trials took place in the 1930’s. In the Scottsboro Boys case, nine…

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  • Scottsboro Boys In The 1930's

    this incident in victory or great shame making the biggest difference in life. The notorious Scottsboro Case is the incident where nine African American teenagers were accused of rape by white women in Alabama resulting in a widespread public anger, ignited universal racism and prejudice. Famous authors often use such events to express what they see throughout communities and the world, in which they live in, and present their opinions on the…

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  • The Trials Of Tom Robinson In To Kill A Mockingbird And The Scottsboro Boys

    The Trials of Tom Robinson in To Kill a Mockingbird and “The Scottsboro Boys” both deal with discrimination in the 1930’s where discrimination was formidable and a way of life. “The Scottsboro Boys” were nine black youths. The youths were accused of raping two white women Victoria Price and Ruby Bates who traveled with a few white companions. Despite the fact that there was little evidence, the boys were still convicted of the crimes. That is a very close similarity to the fictional trial of Tom…

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  • Similarities Between To Kill A Mockingbird And The Scottsboro Boys

    Comparing and Contrasting the Trials of To Kill a Mockingbird and the Scottsboro Boys In the 1930’s there was a lot of flaws in the judicial system. Black lives didn’t count back then. The jurors didn’t really care if there was enough evidence to prove their innocence; they would still be guilty. They would presume that a black man is guilty. The jurors were not willing to deal with a black charged with raping. Therefore, the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird have the same attitudes and…

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  • The Scottsboro Boys Analysis

    American Tragedy: The Hawaiian Scottsboro Boys In his book, “A Death in the Islands – The Unwritten Law and the Last Trial of Clarence Darrow,” Mike Farris recounts in vivid detail a miscarriage of justice in early 1930s Hawaii that echoes an all-too-familiar American theme. We learn that several men, collectively known as the Ala Moana Boys, were the Hawaiian equivalent of their more notorious black contemporaries, the Scottsboro Boys of Alabama, who themselves became shorthand for the kind…

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  • To Kill A Mockingbird Racism

    Around the world, during the 19th century whites treated the African-Americans like property and not as people, that was until slavery was abolished in The United States in 1865 ( Going into the 20th century even though slavery was abolished, segregation was still present. Not only did the African-Americans have to go to different schools and churches but they also had different water fountains, restrooms, buses, and even restaurants. Now racism is unacceptable and is even frowned…

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