The hidden history of the quest for civil rights

1 The Scottsboro Boys

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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.

2 The Case of the Scottsboro Boys

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9 feb. 2016

3 The Spectacle Lynching of Claude Neal

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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.

4 Wrongfully Convicted 3312: The Scottsboro Boys

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1 dec. 2016

For anyone who’s taking Ashby’s (Luton’s) Wrongfully Convicted 3312 class, this video got a 90!

5 Scottsboro Documentary

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5 apr. 2016

This video is about Scottsboro Documentary. This was a project done for a history class so the quality of the video may not be as professional as others but nonetheless feel free to learn from this video. Thank you!

6 Another Wicked Act Hidden from History Books

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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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8 It Is Written – The Scottsboro Nine

22 feb. 2020

The Scottsboro Boys were a group of nine African American teenagers who were wrongfully convicted of raping two white women on a train in Alabama in 1931. The case was marked by racial prejudice, miscarriage of justice, and violation of civil rights. Some of the key points about the wrongful conviction of the Scottsboro Boys are:

  1. False Accusations: The Scottsboro Boys were accused of raping two white women, Victoria Price and Ruby Bates, who were also on the train. However, there was no credible evidence or witnesses to support the accusations, and the women later recanted their testimony, admitting that they had fabricated the story.

  2. Racial Prejudice: The convictions of the Scottsboro Boys were influenced by deep-seated racial prejudice prevalent in the South during that time. The accused teenagers were African American, while the alleged victims were white, and an all-white jury was biased against them based on their race.

  3. Lack of Due Process: The Scottsboro Boys were denied basic legal rights and due process during their trials. They were not provided with adequate legal representation, and their defense was weak. They were also subjected to harsh treatment, including violence and threats, by law enforcement officials and prison authorities.

  4. Unfair Trials: The trials of the Scottsboro Boys were conducted hastily, with flawed procedures and irregularities. The accused teenagers were not given a fair and impartial trial, and the verdicts were predetermined due to racial bias.

  5. Inadequate Appeals: The Scottsboro Boys’ appeals were also hindered by racial prejudice and legal barriers. Despite evidence of their innocence, their appeals were repeatedly denied by higher courts, and they were kept in jail for many years.

  6. Impact on Civil Rights Movement: The wrongful conviction of the Scottsboro Boys became a symbol of racial injustice and galvanized the civil rights movement in the United States. The case brought attention to the systemic racism and discrimination faced by African Americans in the criminal justice system and inspired efforts for social change.

  7. Exonerations: Over time, some of the Scottsboro Boys were released or had their convictions overturned, but it took decades for all of them to be exonerated. The last surviving member of the group, Clarence Norris, was pardoned in 1976, more than 45 years after the false accusations and wrongful convictions.

  8. Historical Significance: The Scottsboro Boys case has become a landmark in American legal history, highlighting the injustices faced by marginalized communities in the criminal justice system. It led to important legal reforms and precedents, including the recognition of the right to effective legal representation and the prohibition of racial discrimination in jury selection.

  9. Lessons Learned: The wrongful conviction of the Scottsboro Boys serves as a poignant reminder of the dangers of racial prejudice, lack of due process, and flaws in the criminal justice system. It underscores the need for vigilance in protecting civil rights, upholding the presumption of innocence, and ensuring fair and equitable treatment for all individuals, regardless of their race or background.

9 A Dark Chapter In American History That Must Never Be Forgotten | Black Culture

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Over the course of the two decades that followed, the struggle for justice of the “Scottsboro Boys,” as the black teens were called, made celebrities out of anonymities, launched and ended careers, wasted lives, produced heroes, opened southern juries to blacks, exacerbated sectional strife, and divided America’s political left.

This video is about a story that is often overlooked in history books, but it is one that is both heartbreaking and inspiring. This is the story of Scottsboro Boys.

On March 25, 1931, nine African American teenagers were accused of raping two white women aboard a Southern Railroad freight train in northern Alabama. Haywood Patterson, Olen Montgomery, Clarence Norris, Willie Roberson, Andy Wright, Ozzie Powell, Eugene Williams, Charley Weems and Roy Wright were searching for work when a racially-charged fight broke out between passengers. The fight is said to have started when a young white man stepped on the hand of one of the Scottsboro Boys.

The young white men who were fighting were forced to exit the train. Enraged, they conjured a story of how the black men were at fault for the incident. By the time the train reached Paint Rock, Alabama, the Scottsboro Boys were met with an angry mob and charged with assault. Victoria Price and Ruby Bates, two white women who were also riding the freight train, faced charges of vagrancy and illegal sexual activity. In order to avoid these charges, they falsely accused the Scottsboro Boys of rape.

Only four of the young African American teen knew each other prior to the incident on the freight train. The teens ranged in age from 13 to 19. None were Alabamans; they were from Georgia and Tennessee. They were heading to towns to seek work with decent wages. Two of them, Andrew and Leroy Wright, were brothers.
They had not been to Scottsboro or were even born there, but as the trials drew increasing regional and national attention they became known as the Scottsboro Boys.

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