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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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This is the original reason Scottsboro ever got its name out in public. It was a terrible incident and there have been broadway musicals about the whole incident. Scottsboro isn't proud of this but it is what it is.

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Raymond and Rosa Parks married 45 years...for the longest time I never even knew she was married.

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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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Scottsboro Boys and To Kill a Mockingbird: Two Trials for the Common Core | EDSITEment

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The Scottsboro Boys (musical) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 2010 closed after 49 performances

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