Scottsboro Trials

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Youth arrested

3/25/1931 - 3/26/1931

Train stopped in Alabama and nine black boys for convicted sexual assault charges on on two white women.

Trial

3/30/1931 - 3/31/1931

Jury indicates all nine are guilty.

Letter received

1/5/1932 - 1/6/1932

Ruby Bates denies being sexually assaulted.

Leibowitz hearing

2/15/1935 - 2/16/1935

Samuel Leibowitz makes first appearance before court.

Price denies warrants

5/1/1935 - 5/2/1935

Victoria Price swore out new warrants against the nine.

Charley Weems Convicted

7/23/1937 - 7/24/1937

Charley Weems ends in conviction and in jail 75.

Scottsboro Boys Seperated

7/26/1937 - 7/27/1937

Haywood Patterson was sent to Atmore state prison and others sent to kilby Prison

Wright and Norris released

1/1/1944 - 1/2/1944

Andy Wright and Clarence Norris released on parole.

Andy Wright free

6/9/1950 - 6/10/1950

Andy Wright is paroled and finds job in New York.

Norris pardoned.

8/3/1976 - 9/5/1976

Norris is pardoned.