Scottsboro Boys. Michael Giarraputo Richard Buono Edward Allison Emlyn Ellerby. The Scottsboro Boys. The Scottsboro Boys were nine African American teenagers. Olen Montgomery (age 17) Clarence Norris (19) Haywood Patterson (18) Ozie Powell (16) Willie Roberson (16)
Roy Wright (age 12 or 13)
Affects of the outcome because of the location
The Scottsboro Boy were not provided with adequate defense lawyers. Please list at least 3 ways in which the defense lawyers were inadequate.
Due to some inference of the book, the Scottsboro boys trial is very similar to that in To Kill A Mockingbird. Analysts have even taken into account that the trial in the book is actually an adaptation of the Scottsboro trial. My prediction is a similar outcome in the court case, of African Americans being exonerated for a crime, and being wrongly accused and convicted. The conviction is of course strongly influenced by the racism and segregation stemming from Jim Crow laws in the South.
The Scottsboro boys’ trial took place during the childhood of Harper Lee (author of To Kill A Mockingbird). How may this trial be an important impetus for the book?