Scottsboro boys vs. Tom Robinson
By: Katy Eliasen
Scottsboro Boys Case
This case is about 12 African American men getting accused of raping 2 teenage girls. The two girls state that they were riding on a gondola with seven white boys and the twelve African Americans started fighting with the white boys and kicked them off. Victoria Price states that 6 boys attacked her and 6 other boys attacked her friend Ruby Bates. During the case the 12 boys were found guilty and sentenced to death although the girls didn't show any signs of rape.
Tom Robinson Case
Tom Robinson was also accused of rape. He was accused of rape from the Ewell family even though he was innocent. Atticus Finch was his layer and he made it clear that it was Mayella Ewells dad, Bob Ewell who raped her. But the Jury Came up with the conclusion that Tom Robinson was guilty. He tried running away from the prison and got shot 17 times and died.