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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.

(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)

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.

Little Known Black History Fact: The Case of the Scottsboro Boys

Alabama granted posthumous pardons on Thursday to three of the Scottsboro Boys, a group of black teenagers whose fight against false charges that they raped two white women in 1931 helped spur the modern civil rights movement.

The Scottsboro Boys. No crime in American history-let alone a crime that never occurred-produced as many trials, convictions, reversals, and retrials as did an alleged gang rape of two white girls by nine black teenagers on March 25, 1931. 82 years later, on April 4, 2013, the Alabama legislature unanimously voted to pardon the accused.

The Scottsboro Boys were nine black teenage boys accused of rape in Alabama in 1931

Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857) A slave was his master's property and African-Americans were not citizens. The Missouri Compromise was struck down as being unconstitutional. Powell v. Alabama (1932) Supreme court overturned the convictions of the "Scottsboro Boys"Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857) A slave was his master’s property and African-Americans were not citizens. The Missouri Compromise was struck down as being unconstitutional. Powell v. Alabama (1932) Supreme court overturned the…

Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857) A slave was his master's property and African-Americans were not citizens. The Missouri Compromise was struck down as being unconstitutional. Powell v. Alabama (1932) Supreme court overturned the convictions of the "Scottsboro Boys"Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857) A slave was his master’s property and African-Americans were not citizens. The Missouri Compromise was struck down as being unconstitutional. Powell v. Alabama (1932) Supreme court overturned the…

Scottsboro Boys Reading Activity - Use with To Kill a Mockingbird or with any unit covering racism, civil rights, injustice

Scottsboro Boys NonFiction Reading Activity

Scottsboro Boys Nonfiction Reading Activity - Use with To Kill a Mockingbird or with any unit covering racism, civil rights, injustice

The Scottsboro Boys: The Inspiration Behind To Kill A Mockingbird

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

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

Lesson Plan: Scottsboro Boys and "To Kill a Mockingbird": Two Trials for the Common Core

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