Scottsboro Boy Black History

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Scottsboro Boy Black History

By Haywood Patterson and Earl Conrad Bantam Press USA import 1962, RARE

The volcanic truth about Southern prisons. What goes on between blacks and whites .. between men and boys. In 1931 Haywood was one of nine Negro boys arrested at Paint Rock, Alabama in 1931 for the alleged rape of 2 white girls. He was tried in Alabama 4 times and 3x sentenced to death, finally commuted to 75 years in prison (life), some of which he served, before his final breath-taking escape in 1948. He was caught by the FBI in Michigan but the state governor refused his deportation to Alabama. This autobiography was published in 1951 but soon after he was involved in a bar room fight, resulting in a stabbing death. His first trial ended in a hung jury; the second was a mistrial. After his third trial, he was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to six to fifteen years. He served only one, as he died of cancer in jail on August 24, 1952.

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