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  1. Scottsboro Boys By: Noah Waltz Connor Nash Paul Saros Jack Alexander Jordyn Westphal

  2. Basic Information • The Scottsboro Boys were a group of 9 black boys who were accused of allegedly raping two white girls. • Their trial took place 12 days after their arrest. It took place in the courtroom of Judge A.E. Hawkins.

  3. NAACP • The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), was a group that decided not to help the Scottsboro Boys during their trial because one of their main rules was that rape was a politically explosive charge in the South.

  4. Members • 1. Clarence Norris • 2. Charlie Weems • 3. Haywood Patterson • 4. Olen Montgomery • 5. Ozie Powell • 6. Willie Roberson • 7. Eugene Williams • 8. Andy Wright • 9. Roy Wright

  5. The Trial • After the trial, eight of the nine boys were sentenced to death. • The ninth boy wasn’t sentenced to death because he was only 13 years old.

  6. Their Defense • They could not afford an attorney. • Judge A.E. Hawkins gave them a forgetful 70 year old attorney.

  7. Connections • The Scottsboro Boys had a large impact on To Kill A Mockingbird because African-Americans were usually targeted during an investigation.

  8. Works Cited • http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/scottsboro/timeline/index.html • http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/scottsboro/sb_acct.html • http://www.usprisonculture.com/blog/2011/01/11/the-scottsboro-boys-roy-wright-juvenile-life-without-parole/