1 The Scottsboro Boys
13 feb. 2012
The Scottsboro Boys were a group of nine black teenagers accused of rape in the 1930s South. The blatant injustice given to them during their trial lead to several legal reforms. Watch as Emory’s Associate Professor of African American Studies, Carol Anderson, discusses what happened to these boys both during and after their trial.
3 The Spectacle Lynching of Claude Neal
13 feb. 2012
Claude Neal was the last “spectacle lynching” in the United States. Although spectacle and lynching are words that don’t go together in this case they did. Emory’s Associate Professor of African American Studies, Carol Anderson, takes you through what justice looked like for Claude Neal.
7 Fla. Lawmakers Apologize to Family of “Groveland Four,” Black Men Falsely Accused of Rape in 1949
4 mei 2017
Florida lawmakers have apologized for what happened to four young African-American men in Groveland, Florida, nearly 70 years ago in 1949. The men, known as the Groveland Four, were falsely accused of raping a 17-year-old white girl. Before going to trial, one of the four men, Ernest Thomas, was hunted down and murdered by a mob of 1,000 men led by the local sheriff, Willis McCall. He was killed in a hail of gunfire. The other three men were tortured in jail until two of them gave false confessions. Charles Greenlee was sentenced to life. Walter Irvin and Samuel Shepherd were condemned to death. Just recently, Florida lawmakers passed a resolution saying, “We’re truly sorry.” For more, we speak with Gilbert King, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, “Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America.”
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10 Funny Pinching Lobster Gag
13 mei 2011
Seafood shop at the park is weirdly offering free, fresh lobsters to people passing by. There’s got to be some sort of catch – and a catch is exactly what they get, when the lobsters are accidentally dropped and start pinching at people’s legs and scaring the hell out of them.
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