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Alabama justice has yielded to expediency in the Scottsboro case. No other explanation is possible for the farcical finale which left the slate in the anomalous position of providing only 50 per cent protection for the "flower of Southern womanhood." Four of the nine Negroes originally arrested on March 25, 1931, for rape still are in prison—one under sentence of death, two for seventy-five years, and one, for some reason inscrutable to all save the members of the jury which convicted him, for ninety-nine years.  >>more...>>

Title:     Behind the Scenes at Scottsboro
Author:    Shapiro, Morris
Publication:     The Nation
Date:     August 14, 1937

Publisher:     The Nation
Type:     Article

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Scottsboro Boys
Permissions:     Permission granted for non-commercial, educational purposes by The Nation

Notes:     Vol. 145, No. 7, P. 170