Emily & Paige Weiner

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Arrested

3/25/1931

-A white woman accused 9 black men of rape

The Trial

4/6/1931 - 4/9/1931

-8 of the 9 men were given death penalties.

New trials were ordered

11/1932

-the United States supreme court ordered new trials for the men, stating inadequate counsel and poor representation.

New Trials Begin

3/1933

-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

April 6, 1933

Ruby Bates appeared as a witness for the defense, denying that any rape occured

U.S. Supremem Court overturns

1935

-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

In hiding

1946

-Clarence Norris escaped parole and went into hiding

Released

1976

-The last Scottsboro boy gets released from prison