The Man from Scottsboro: Clarence Norris and the Infamous 1931 Alabama Rape Trial, in His Own Words
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BeschreibungIn March 1931, Clarence Norris and eight other black men were arrested in Paint Rock, Alabama, and charged with raping two white girls. The one day trial of the nine men, better known as the "Scottsboro Boys, " resulted in conviction and the death sentence despite a paucity of evidence. Though later pardoned, Norris spent 13 years in jail. Norris's description of his ordeals is tragic and inspirational. His letters to his family, attorneys and supporters show his spirit as he struggled against a biased judicial system. A lengthy 1980 interview with Norris is supplemented by contemporary newspaper accounts, articles by Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter and Alabama Appeals Court Judge James E. Horton, and legal opinions of the defendants' attorney, Samuel S. Leibowitz.
Untertitel: Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: MCFARLAND & CO INC
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2003
Seitenanzahl: 239 Seiten