Scottsborough V.S. Tom Robison

Tom Robison

The defendant in To Kill a Mocking Bird He was accused of raping Mayella Ewell even after all the evidence shows that, what actually happened was that her dad beat her. He did this because Mayella was trying to kiss Tom. After Atticus showed how it wasn't Tom the jury had to decide if he was guilty or not. Of course they said he was guilty and ended up dying trying to escape from prison.

Scottsboro Boys

There were 9 boys who were accused of raping two whit women on a train. All the evidence proved the boys innocent but just because they were black, they were never proved innocent. After many years of fighting for the boys only a few of them got out while the rest stayed in jail for many more years. Many developed problems even after they were released.