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.

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.

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.

(Photo of the “Scottsboro Boys,” nine black teens falsely accused of raping two white women in 1931 Alabama whose case helped spark the Civil Rights movement)

THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS In the 1930s, two white prostitutes falsely accused nine black men of gang-rape, in order to avoid facing other police charges. Click the link to read more about the Scottsboro trials.

More than 80 years after their wrongful convictions, the Scottsboro Boys finally received a posthumous pardon from the Alabama legislature.

Informative site about "the Scottsboro Boys" & their trials.

Informative site about "the Scottsboro Boys" & their trials.

Alabama grants posthumous pardons to Scottsboro Boys

Alabama grants posthumous pardons to Scottsboro Boys

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Black Then | The Case of the Scottsboro Boys [VIDEO]. On March 26th, 1931, nine black youths riding a freight train, were arrested in Scottsboro, Alabama, after being falsely accused of raping two white women. After nearly being lynched, the Scottsboro Boys were brought to trial.

(AP) - The state's parole board wrote a new ending for the infamous Scottsboro Boys rape case Thursday morning by approving posthumous pardons more than 80 years after the arrests.

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Scottsboro Boys in Their Own Words

This is a collection of letters written by the nine African American defendants in the infamous March 1931 Scottsboro, Alabama, rape case

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Alabama pardons 'Scottsboro Boys'

(AP) — Alabama’s parole board wrote a new ending for the infamous “Scottsboro Boys” rape case Thursday morning.

1931: A poster advertising a defense meeting for Haywood Patterson, one of the Scottsboro Boys.

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1931: A poster advertising a defense meeting for Haywood Patterson, one of the Scottsboro Boys.

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This wasn't the first time the seamstress had chosen not to give in. Parks had been an active member of the local NAACP chapter since 1943 and had marched on behalf of the Scottsboro boys, who were arrested in Alabama in 1931 for raping two white women. But it was her simple act of refusal, a move which landed Parks in prison, that set in motion the Montgomery bus boycott

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