Scottsboro Boys

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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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George Wallace, a noted segregationist, pardoned Clarence Norris, one of the Scottsboro nine, in 1976.
He notes how the fate of the Scottsboro nine was subsequently revised by the former Communist, Grace Lumpkin, to become a denunciation 'of the evils of Communism' during the Cold War.
Created sometime in 1935, while the lengthy legal battle raged on, these words and images not only tell the dramatic story of the Scottsboro nine, but they give us a sense of the context that made such an international campaign possible.
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