scottsboro boi

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9 men where accused of raping 2 white women

1931 - 1932

Ruby Bates denies of being raped

1932

U.S supreme court

1935 - 1936

the U.S supreme court over turned the convicts statingthat the defendants were not given a jury of their peers

birmingham

1936

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.

Patterson found guilty

1936

sentenced 75 years in prison

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

1946

Haywood Patterson escapes from prison.

1948

patterson dies of cancer

1952

roy wright dies

1959

dad was born

4/2/69

my mom was born

12/28/77

Clarence Norris, the last of the Scottsboro Boys, dies

1986