-A white woman accused 9 black men of rape
-8 of the 9 men were given death penalties.
-the United States supreme court ordered new trials for the men, stating inadequate counsel and poor representation.
-New trials begin and included the testimony of two docters who refuted the likelihood that a rape occured, Ruby Bate's retraction of the accusation, and a harsh scrunity of the life of Victoria Price, the other accuser.
Ruby Bates appeared as a witness for the defense, denying that any rape occured
-The U.S. Supreme Court overturned the convictions stating that the defendants were not given a jury of their peers, in this case, African-Americans
-Clarence Norris escaped parole and went into hiding
-The last Scottsboro boy gets released from prison