The Saga of the Scottsboro Boys Begins

Curriden, Mark
March 2013
ABA Journal;Mar2013, Vol. 99 Issue 3, p72
In this article, the author discusses racial injustice in the Southern U.S. citing reference to an event which took place on March 25, 1931 in which several African American boys attacked white boys on a freight train traveling between Chattanooga, Tennessee and Memphis, Tennessee. Nine boys had been arrested and indicted for gang rape punishable by a prison sentence of minimum of 10 years and as much as death by electrocution.


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