9 young black men ages 13-19 were falsely accused of raping 2 women, Victoria Price and Ruby Bates. As soon as the men got off of the train they were taken to jail for something they didn't do.
April 6, 1931
The first trial for the Scottsboro boys case. There will be 4 others.
They took over the Scottsboro Boys case and tried to free them.
Everyone around showed up to see it.
3rd Trial Verdict
June 22, 1933
Judge Horton set aside the guilty verdict.
Scottsboro Boys "Beaten"
One of the boys was beaten till he begged for mercy, he was also shot.
The Supreme Court overturned the guilty verdict.
He got out of jail and was a free man.
He was paroled, after 12 years in prison.
He was paroled at the age 33.
He slipped away from prison and went to Detroit.
She sued NBC for something they said about her. They called her a liar and said that she should be ashamed for what they did.
Scottsboro Boys' Freedom
April 4, 2013
The Scottsboro Boys' case was reopened and the verdict for the 5th and final trial was, not guilty. It's sad that the Scottsboro Boys didn't live to see their freedom, but that will give the families some comfort, knowing they were innocent.