Thursday, March 25, 2010

Scottsboro Boys of Alabama

Protest in Washington, D.C. 1933



March 25, 1931 - Scottsboro Boys

Before there was the Jena Six there was The Scottsboro Nine.  The Scottsboro Boys were nine young African Americans who were falsely charged with rape and collectively served more than 100 years in prison. This case would mobilize thousands of African Americans to speak out in protest, and the  rights of African Americans to serve on juries was established by their case.  Read More...

Photo Source:  preservationnation.org
Information Source: writing.upenn.edu and University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law

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