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Record: Scottsboro: An American Tragedy


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Scottsboro: An American Tragedy

Video Call Number: Location:
1126 Biddle Law Library

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PBS Video

Year: Running Time: Format:
VHS

Summary:

In 1931, two white women stepped from a boxcar in Paint Rock, Alabama to make a shocking accusation: they had been raped by nine black teenagers on a train. So began one of the most significant legal fights of the twentieth century. The trials of the nine young men would draw North and South into their sharpest conflict since the Civil War, yield two momentous Supreme Court decisions and give birth to the civil rights movement.

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