Tom and Scottsboro Boys Comparison
Comparing the Two
The two are so similar because both the Scottsboro boys and Tom Robinson didn't rape anyone, and the people were extremely bias, because all of them were blacks. Because of people being bias against these boys, most of them were declared guilty in court.
The cases of the Scottsboro boys and Tom Robinson ended up basically the same. Tom Robinson was found guilty, and so were the Scottsboro boys, even though that the girls who accused the Scottsboro boys of rape came out and announced that they didn't rape anyone. Some of the Scottsboro boys were excused, but the others were executed. The punishment for Tom Robinson being found guilty was also death.
Atticus said to Jem one day, "I'd rather you shoot at tin cans in the back yard, but I know you'll go after birds. Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird."
That was the only time I ever heard Atticus say it was a sin to do something, and I asked Miss Maudie about it. "Your father's right," she said, "Mockingbirds don't do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don't eat up people's gardens, don't nest in corncribs, they don't do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That's why it's a sin to kill a mockingbird"
What I think that section of the book in To Kill a Mockingbird means, is that it's wrong to kill someone of a different skin color just because they're different looking from other people. They don't do anything bad, and they can do the same things as whites can.
The Nine Scottsboro Boys
The nine Scottsboro boys that were arrested.
A man representing Tom Robinson in the To Kill a Mockingbird movie.
Differences of the Two
"What Happened?" section: All from the video guide sheet we filled out when watching the video in class and the To Kill a Mockingbird book
"Differences of the Two" Section: http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/scottsboro/SB_acct.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scottsboro_Boys and also from the book