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American Experience: Scottsboro - An American Tragedy

American Experience: Scottsboro - An American Tragedy

Downloadable Video - 2016
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In 1931, two white women stepped from a box car in Paint Rock, Alabama to make a shocking accusation: they had been raped by nine black teenagers on the train. So began one of the most significant legal fights of the twentieth century. The trial of the nine falsely accused teens 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. In addition to its historical significance, the Scottsboro story is a riveting drama about the struggles of nine innocent young men for their lives and a cautionary tale about using human beings as fodder for political causes.
Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2016
Call Number: EVIDEO KANOPY
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 86 minutes) : digital, .flv file, sound

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Not since the Civil War did an incident divide the nation along geographic, political and racial lines more than the Scottsboro affair, in which nine young African American men were accused of raping two white women. A watershed moment in US History, their case was appealed to the Supreme Court a... Read More »


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