The Scottsboro Boys Trial Analytical Essay

The Scottsboro Boys Trial
A look at the famous Scottsboro Boys trial and the events that took place leading up the trial as well as during the trial.
# 3059 | 1,519 words | 3 sources | 2001 | US

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This paper chronicles the famous Scottsboro Boys trial. It's a story of racism in the 1930's that describes the events leading to the trial, the trial itself and the outcome. The paper describes what happened to the boys while they were in jail and the events and outcome of their second trial. Racism appears and reappears throughout the story of the Scottsboro Boys, as they were sentenced to death on several different occasions, despite obvious inconclusive or debatable evidence. Finally, the paper briefly describes the fate of all people involved in the case.

From the Paper:

"When the train that they were riding on stopped in Stevenson, Alabama, the small group of black boys decided to walk along the tracks. A short while later they met up with some more black boys from another car. The boys decided that they would get back at the white boys who had been throwing rocks at them earlier. Once the train started again, the same group of white boys started throwing rocks at the blacks from a lower car. The now rather large group of blacks got in the car that the whites were riding in and started fighting them."

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The Scottsboro Boys Trial (2003, September 22) Retrieved September 28, 2023, from

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"The Scottsboro Boys Trial" 22 September 2003. Web. 28 September. 2023. <>