Scottsboro Boys Timeline

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A fight breaks out between blacks and whites. After that get blamed for rape.

March 25 1931

GrandfJury indicts all nine boys.

March 30 1931

All boys get tried,convicted and sentenced to death.

April 6 1931 - April 9 1931

Letter from Ruby Bates to her boyfriend saying she was not raped

January 5 1932

Patterson is found guilty and sentenced to electric chair

April 9 1933

7 of the 9 appear in court. Roy and Eugene got took to a juvenile court.

November 20 1933

4 of the boys released on parole

November 17 1938 - June 1946

Paterson escapes from prison

July 1948

FBI arrest Paterson Detriot

June 1950

Patterson dies of cancer

August 1952

Roy Wright dies

August 1959

Norris is pardoned by Alabama

October 1976

Last Scottsboro (Norris) dies

January 23 1989

Ala. Legislative votes to pardon Scottsboro Boys

April 4 2013