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Alabama Grants Posthumous Pardons to Scottsboro Boys After 80 Years

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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
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