At least, until the show starts. At which point, you will be in the hands of a supremely gifted and compelling young ensemble, directed by Michael Menendian, that makes the story of the nine black teenagers falsely accused of raping two white women on a train in Alabama as enraging and relevant as current headlines. Actually, the case itself is still pretty current, since three of the "Boys" only received posthumous pardons from Alabama in
On March 25,nine African-American boys and young men who had stowed away on board a freight train were arrested in Paint Rock, Alabama, and accused of raping two white women. The nine defendants were poor and uneducated, members of the army of the dispossessed, and they had boarded the Southern Railroad in search of work. Some were related by blood; others had known each other previously; others were strangers.
In particular, the group was formed in response to lynchings of blacks in the South. The organization followed the Scottsboro case in the local southern newspapers but did not have a local representative reporting on the situation; the information they received did not immediately convince the NAACP that the boys were innocent. When Walter White, executive secretary of the NAACP, began receiving inquiries on the case, from board member Clarence Darrow, among others, he began a more careful investigation of the incident.
In the long struggle for civil rights and racial equality in America, few episodes had the impact of the infamous Scottsboro Boys case. When nine black teenagers falsely accused of raping two women on a freight train were tried in Scottsboro, Alabama,inwhite juries found eight of the nine guilty, and they were sentenced to death. The widely condemned verdicts and the subsequent reversals, retrials, and hearings—including two successful appeals to the United States Supreme Court—mobilized protests across the country and the world.
The Scottsboro Trials changed how America viewed segregation. The nine young men, who hopped onto that train that day, were innocent and harmless. The Scottsboro Trials revealed the unjust treatment that African Americans faced outside of the Harlem Renaissance and changed views on segregation.
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The Scottsboro Boys were nine black teenagers falsely accused of raping two white women aboard a train near Scottsboro, Alabama, in The trials and repeated retrials of the Scottsboro Boys sparked an international uproar and produced two landmark U. Supreme Court verdicts, even as the defendants were forced to spend years battling the courts and enduring the harsh conditions of the Alabama prison system.
The Scottsboro Boys were nine young black men, falsely accused of raping two white women on board a train near Scottsboro, Alabama in Convicted and facing execution, the case of Charlie Weems, Ozie Powell, Clarence Norris, Olen Montgomery, Willie Roberson, Haywood Patterson, Eugene Williams, and Andrew and Leroy Wright sparked international demonstrations and succeeded in both highlighting the racism of the American legal system and in overturning the conviction. On March 25,nine unemployed young black men, illegally riding the rails and looking for work, were taken off a freight train at Scottsboro, Alabama and held on a minor charge.