the U.S supreme court over turned the convicts statingthat the defendants were not given a jury of their peers
Patterson found guilty
sentenced 75 years in prison
While being transported back to Birmingham Jail, Ozie Powell pulls a knife and slashes Deputy Edgar Blalock's throat. Sheriff Jay Sandlin stops the car and shoots Powell in the head. Both Blalock and Powell survive.
wright and norris
1944 - 1946
Wright and Norris leave Alabama, in violation of their parole. Chalmers persuades them to return to the South and, despite promises to be lenient, both are returned to jail, Norris in October 1944, Wright in October 1946.
Ozie Powell is released on parole
Haywood Patterson escapes from prison.
patterson dies of cancer
roy wright dies
dad was born
my mom was born
Clarence Norris, the last of the Scottsboro Boys, dies