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Author Brimner, Larry Dane, author.

Title Accused! : the trials of the Scottsboro Boys : lies, prejudice, and the Fourteenth Amendment / Larry Dane Brimmer.

Publication Info. Honesdale, Pennsylvania : Calkins Creek, an imprint of Highlights, [2019]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Teen Non-Fiction    345.761 BRI    Available
Edition First edition.
Description 189 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 160-164) and index.
Contents Journey interrupted -- Accused -- A hot time in the old town -- A legal lynching -- Reprieve -- A new year, a new trial -- Before Judge Callahan -- A fair trial -- Half out and half in -- Obscurity -- Back in the headlines.
Summary "In 1931, nine teenagers were arrested as they traveled on a train through Scottsboro, Alabama. The youngest was thirteen, and all had been hoping to find something better at the end of their journey. But they never arrived. Instead, two white women falsely accused them of rape. The effects were catastrophic for the young men, who came to be known as the Scottsboro Boys. Being accused of raping a white woman in the Jim Crow south almost certainly meant death, either by a lynch mob or the electric chair. The Scottsboro boys found themselves facing one prejudiced trial after another, in one of the worst miscarriages of justice in U.S. history. They also faced a racist legal system, all-white juries, and the death penalty. Noted Sibert Medalist Larry Dane Brimner uncovers how the Scottsboro Boys spent years in Alabama's prison system, enduring inhumane conditions and torture. The extensive back matter includes an author's note, bibliography, index, and further resources and source notes."--Amazon.
Subject United States. Constitution. 14th Amendment -- Juvenile literature.
Scottsboro Trial, Scottsboro, Ala., 1931 -- Juvenile literature.
Trials (Rape) -- Alabama -- Scottsboro -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- United States -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Genre/Form Young adult nonfiction.
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