Kyle Wade Taylor Host Jeremy Gorby Jason Clark Background Hobos were extremely popular during the depression witch is how the Scottsboro Trials came to be. This began March 25, 1931 because two white women attempted to wrongly convict nine black men accused of Daily Worker. 1932. Photograph. Scottsboro headline, 1932. , Chicago. Web. 18 Nov 2013. rape. A fight broke out on the freight train, and the whites were thrown off the train. *Continued They were going to be Lyman, Brian. Supporters of Scottsboro Boys want airtight case. 2013. Photograph. n.p. Web. 18 Nov 2013. charged with assault until two white women dressed as males were discovered. The women who had “relations” with the white males were afraid that the police would discover the truth, so, they claimed rape against the nine black men. The nine young men were being tried for rape and eventually charged with rape. *Continued In 1932 the court system over Frankel, Tony. 2013. Photograph. n.p. Web. 18 Nov 2013. ruled the conviction due to false evidence on the defendant. The state later tried one of the boys, Haywood Patterson, and he was convicted a second time. Though, the judge believed the fact that he did not commit the crime accused. The state again tried another of the boys, and, he was sentenced to death. Then the court overruled the sentence, stating that they excluded blacks from jurries. *Continued They again tried the first boy, Haywood Patterson, and sentenced him to 75 years in prison. Alabama released the four youngest of the boys, who served six years of prison, and later paroled all but Patterson. Patterson escaped from prison and found his way up to Michigan, where in three years he was convicted for manslaughter and died in prison. The last known survivor later went to the north in 1946 after his parole , and was granted a full pardon by the Albanian governor in ‘76. Newspaper Article During the boys’ Daily Worker. 1932. Photograph. Scottsboro headline, 1932. , Chicago. Web. 18 Nov 2013. trials they had many encounters for publicity, this is one of many. After it was discovered they were innocent many movies were made. Some movies and a song related Scottsboro: An American Tragedy Landmark American Trials: The Scottsboro Boys http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uFv23JH aBI Main Dates March 25-30, 1931– the boys were arrested on assault charges. July 5, 1938 – their death sentences were reduced to prison. The official ending date is a blur because they all ended at different times. Works Cited Frankel, Tony. 2013. Photograph. n.p. Web. 18 Nov 2013. Daily Worker. 1932. Photograph. Scottsboro headline, 1932. , Chicago. Web. 18 Nov 2013. Lyman, Brian. Supporters of Scottsboro Boys want airtight case. 2013. Photograph. n.p. Web. 18 Nov 2013. . PBS, n.d. Web. 18 Nov 2013. <http://www.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow/stories _events_scotts.html>.