Scottsboro Boys Trials
In 1931 a very impacting case was tried in Scottsboro. Since this was going on during the depression many were in search for a job. Many jumped on trains to go from town to town in search for jobs. Nine black teens were on the same train as white teens. After some fighting from the black teens to help their friend on the train, the white teens reported them to the station master and had the sheriff waiting in the next town.
Ruby Bates and Victoria Price said that the black teens raped them. But they said there were twelve and that they were armed, they weren't. The cases went on and became influential. Many protested and the case helped and inspired other civil rights movements. In the end they were all found innocent even though they went through many hardships. Changes were made to our legal system because of this case.