Comparison of the Scottsboro Trials
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What were the Scottsboro boys on trial for?
Did they commit the crime? Where is the proof?
How people reacted to the Scottboro trial descision.
Despite James Horton overturning the jur's decision it was taken to court again. And they come out guilty.
How is this trial similar to the Tom Robinson's trial?
The Scottsboro trial is similar to the Tom Robinson trial, because in both, a black man was put to death when they were innocent. Both times there was a judge that tried to help and saw right. Both of the times the black men were convicted soley because it was a white mans word versus a black mans. Both have evidence to show they are innocent, like in the Tom Robinson, Mayella Ewell was beaten on the right side of her face, which means that the attacker must of led with his left hand. Tom's left hand was caught in a cotton gin and all his muscles were ripped, so he couldn't have led with his lift. In the Scottsboro case, there was a blind man and a man to sick to do anything. How could they have joined in a gang rape? It just doesn't make sense.