Scottsboro Boys

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Victoria Price and Ruby Bates

1931

Boys accused of raping

3/25/31

Trial of nine black men that were accused of raping two white women. (Ruby Bates & Victoria Price)

Crowd gathers in Scottsboro during first trials

4/6/31

8/9 men given death sentence

4/9/31

-one blind man
-one 12 yr old boy
-one elderly and crippled man

NAACP and International Labor Defense want to represent the Scottsboro boys.

4/12/31

Ruby Bates denies that she was raped in a letter

1/5/32

Supreme court reverses convictions of the Scottsboro boys in Powellvs.Alabama

11/1/32

The boys in jail

March 1933

Thousands march in Washington protesting the Alabama trials

May 7 1933

Four of the boys are released

7/25/37

Governor Graves denies all pardon applications

November 1938

One of the Scottsboro boys returns to prison

October 1944

Norris

Hayward Patterson (Scottsboro boy) escapes from prison

July 1948

Clarence Norris is pardoned by Alabama Governor George Wallace.

October 1976

A Scottsboro boy

Victoria Price dies

1982

Clarence Norris, the last surviving Scottsboro boy, dies at age 76

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