Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Clinton/Sanders or Sanders/Clinton, it's a win win for the American people #BlackHistoryMonth2016

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In 1931, two white women stepped off from a box car in Paint Rock, Alabama to make a shocking accusation: they had been raped by nine black teenagers on the train. So began one of the most significant legal fights of the twentieth century.The trial of the nine falsely accused teens would draw North and South into their sharpest conflict since the Civil War, yield two momentous Supreme Court decisions and give birth to the Civil Rights Movement. In addition to its historical significance, the Scottsboro story is a riveting drama about the struggles of nine innocent young men for their lives and a cautionary tale about using human beings as fodder for political causes.


1 comment:

~Chip :) said...

The video omitted an essential fact that I didn't get until I watched a second video: the two women were examined by two different doctors, neither of whom found any evidence of rape. I suppose anyone familiar with the story would know that (or anyone could have guessed it given our racial history).