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Alabama Grants Posthumous Pardons to Scottsboro Boys After 80 Years

AFRICANGLOBE - On March 25, 1931, nine Black boys headed west on a Southern Railroad train from Chattanooga, Tennessee. Near the town of Stevenson, Alabama, in the state’s northeastern corner, a fight began with some White youths. A posse – a popular means of dispensing justice in the Jim Crow days – met the train at Paint Rock. The Black boys were accused of having raped two White females who had been on the train

Scottsboro Boys Pardoned: Other Infamous Black Rights Cases in Need of...

AFRICANGLOBE - In 1931, the nine African-American teens were falsely accused of rape by two White teenage prostitutes and convicted by all-White juries. All but one spent time on death row and all were eventually freed, but only after doing hard time. The damage was done.

Alabama Pardons ‘Scottsboro Boys,’ Blacks Falsely Accused of Raping White Women...

AFRICANGLOBE - The legacy of the "Scottsboro Boys" is secure: The nine Black teens were wrongly convicted more than 80 years ago in one of America's most infamous racial tragedies.