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Scottsboro Boys

1931–37 An Alabama case involving nine black youths accused of raping two young white women.
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Her most fresh and nuanced analysis of this issue occurs in her chapter on the Scottsboro case, which would make an ideal reading assignment for an undergraduate class on the history of sexuality.
Both Scottsboro Limited and Harvest invoke Soviet Internationalism by adapting patterns from Soviet drama to represent the Scottsboro case as a sign of entrenched racism in the US legal system, and to represent the vigilante response to San Joaquin cotton strikes as a fatal intersection of bias based on class and ethnicity.
The Scottsboro case, an important opportunity for Party solidarity and cross-racial collaboration, also presented an opportunity for Yiddish writers to call attention to the victimization of a nation other than their own.
4) The Scottsboro case was back in the news when the ILD.
Revisiting the Scottsboro case through historiography and Hughes's lesser-known poems, essays, and personal correspondence, Miller builds a context to reconsider "Christ in Alabama.
When the Scottsboro case first erupted, White's methodical and time-consuming investigation allowed the communists to seize control and lambast the NAACP for timidity and accommodationism.
1937The US state of Alabama drops charges against five black men accused of raping two white women in the Scottsboro case.
The ruling was appealed, and after a series of legal developments (mistrials, court reversals, retrials, convictions, and sentences for the accused), the Scottsboro case became a quintessential cause celebre of Communists such as Frank Marshall Davis.
This very undercurrent subliminally reminds us of another kind of complicity at work: that of the political and societal forces which allowed the Scottsboro case to occur in the first place.
15) The editorial policy encouraged literary controversy, including the two issues devoted to the Scottsboro case.
For example, the CPGB and the Communist Left did much to make the Scottsboro case and the more violent manifestations of U.
The author sees the Scottsboro case 'as the most celebrated racial spectacle of twentieth century American history', at least before the murder of Emmett Till in 1955.
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