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Remembering Scottsboro: The Legacy of an Infamous Trial

In 1931, nine black youths were charged with raping two white women in Scottsboro, Alabama. Despite meager and contradictory evidence, all nine were found guilty and eight were sentenced to death. This book explores how this case has embedded itself into the fabric of American memory and become a lens for perceptions of race and class.

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