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Scottsboro: An American Tragedy

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90 minutes
Source: PBS Video

In March 1931, two white women stepped from a boxcar in Paint Rock, Alabama to make the shocking accusation that they had been raped by nine black teenagers on the train. The trials of the nine young men drew North and South into their sharpest conflict since the Civil War, yielded two momentous Supreme Court decisions, and gave birth to the Civil Rights Movement.

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Scottsboro: an American Tragedy

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