Accused!: The Trials of the Scottsboro Boys: Lies, Prejudice, and the Fourteenth Amendment

By BRIMNER, Larry Dane

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9781629797755
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Calkins Creek


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Starred Review on November 1, 2019  |  Middle To High School

Gr 8 Up—The setting: 1931, Jackson County, AL. Nine black boys between ages 13 and 20 "hoboing" aboard a freight train were rounded up by a white mob, charged with raping two white women, railroaded through a hasty trial with lackluster representation, and sentenced to death. Aided by the Communist Party and NAACP, the boys appealed their case, all the while terrorized by their jailers, lynch mobs, and the looming threat of the electric chair. Their story garnered international attention and two landmark Supreme...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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