Scottsboro Boys case lacks closure

MONTGOMERY | It began on March 25, 1931, on a train between Chattanooga and Paint Rock in northeast Alabama.

Within weeks, eight of nine falsely accused young black men would be convicted of raping a white woman and girl, and sentenced to death in Alabama’s electric chair. A 12-year-old black boy would be sentenced to life in prison.

None of the men was executed, and they all would be released from prison, but their lives were ruined by the miscarriage of justice. In 1976 after decades of hiding, one of the nine, Clarence Norris, was pardoned by the state of Alabama… Continue Reading

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