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    Donovan Yates Ms. Black English 1b - Period 4 29 March, 2016 Trial of the Scottsboro Boys Racism is apart of human nature, we all have different opinions in our way, like a personal lens. During the end of the Civil War through the early 1900s, racism was still strong and was rejuvenating all over the nation. Many things in the late 1800s and the early 1900s gave birth to a racial equality among people. An example were the Scottsboro boys who suffered the wrath of pro-white ideals. Their lives showed what happened and what will come of it. It proved whites attacks on non-white and the birth of non-white civil rights. The Trial of the Scottsboro Boys helped spark a new uprising of racial equality for races all over America. “The Scottsboro Boys…

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    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…

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    The Scottsboro Boys Trial

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    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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    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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    Race, gender, and class play a large part in whom juries believed and whom they did not believe in the Southern courtrooms on the 1930s. The Scottsboro affair was a trail of nine African Americans and two white woman, who falsely accused 9 boys of rape. After years of being freed Norris, one of the Scottsboro boys, said that “Only racism had to do with us going to jail”. Being black was already seen as an issue, hence when the Scottsboro boys were convicted of rape, people jumped on this…

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    Scottsboro Boys Trial

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    When Harper Lee was growing up in the 1930’s America was in a devastating depression. The stock market crashed, leaving thousands of people homeless and starving. Young men would often jump onto trains to steal food. In 1931 a group of young black boys jumped onto a train near Scottsboro, Alabama, and were met by a group of white boys who were also seeking food and shelter. The groups fought and the white boys were forced to leave the train. However, two of them were actually women in disguise.…

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    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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    These young men, widely known as the “Scottsboro Boys”, left the train falsely accused of raping two white women. This tragic case became a significant symbol in American history, and an accurate representation of American injustice during the time period of the Great Depression. Although there was very weak evidence that supported a guilty verdict, the Scottsboro Boys were not given a fair trial. Due to societal circumstances at the time, fair trials between African Americans and whites in the…

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    Nine young African American men, later known as the Scottsboro boys, by names of Haywood Patterson, Clarence Norris, Andy Wright, Roy Wright, Ozzie Powell, Willie Roberson, Charles Weems, Eugene Williams, and Olen Montgomery jumped aboard a empty freight train that was going through Alabama. Seven white young men along with two white women, Victoria Price and Ruby Bates, have also jumped aboard on the train for transport throughout Alabama. A fight has happened between the two groups and six of…

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    The Scottsboro Boys were nine African American teenagers who were accused(falsely) of raping two white women on a train ride from Chattanooga to Memphis Tennessee in 1931. The case was a landmark moment in African American liberation and rights. The boys were traveling on a freight train when police stopped the train upon hearing that African Americans were attacking white travelers. When they opened up the train car, they discovered two white women were traveling with the boys. The women…

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