Scottsboro Trials VS. <ul><li>Tom Robinson Trial </li></ul>
Scottsboro Trials <ul><li>Took place during 1930’s in northern Alabama </li></ul><ul><li>Began with a charge of rape made ...
Scottsboro Trials <ul><li>An older woman was taking a younger woman across state lines to become a prostitute.  During thi...
The Scottsboro boys with their lawyer. Ruby Bates taking the stand during the trial.
Scottsboro Trials <ul><li>By claiming rape, they did not have to face the laws for bringing the underage woman across stat...
Scottsboro Trial <ul><li>The first juries failed to include any African Americans, a situation which caused the U.S. Supre...
Tom Robinson Trial <ul><li>Took place during 1930’s in Maycomb, Alabama  </li></ul><ul><li>Began with a charge of rape mad...
Tom Robinson Trial <ul><li>Tom Robinson would help Mayella Ewell with the household chores.  When Tom would not return May...
Tom Robinson <ul><li>Atticus arouses anger in the community in trying to defend Tom Robinson.  </li></ul><ul><li>The verdi...
Other Similarities <ul><li>Grew up in 1930’s -- in rural southern Alabama town </li></ul><ul><li>Harper Lee’s father-- Ama...
Other Similarities <ul><li>Harper Lee - an avid reader </li></ul><ul><li>Six years old when Scottsboro trials covered in s...
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  1. 1. Scottsboro Trials VS. <ul><li>Tom Robinson Trial </li></ul>
  2. 2. Scottsboro Trials <ul><li>Took place during 1930’s in northern Alabama </li></ul><ul><li>Began with a charge of rape made by white women against 9 African American men. </li></ul><ul><li>Poor white status of accusers was a critical issue. </li></ul><ul><li>A central figure was a heroic judge, a member of the Alabama Bar who over- turned a guilty jury verdict against African American men. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Scottsboro Trials <ul><li>An older woman was taking a younger woman across state lines to become a prostitute. During this time, taking a woman under age 18 was considered illegal. In reality, on the train ride, the women tore their dresses and roughened themselves up. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Scottsboro boys with their lawyer. Ruby Bates taking the stand during the trial.
  5. 5. Scottsboro Trials <ul><li>By claiming rape, they did not have to face the laws for bringing the underage woman across state lines. </li></ul><ul><li>The judge went against public sentiment in trying to protect the rights of the African American men. </li></ul><ul><li>Though none of the men were executed, they waited on death row for many years. </li></ul><ul><li>Finally, in 1976, the case was thrown out of court by a judge. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Scottsboro Trial <ul><li>The first juries failed to include any African Americans, a situation which caused the U.S. Supreme court to overturn the guilty verdict </li></ul><ul><li>The jury ignored the evidence, for example, that the women suffered to injuries. </li></ul><ul><li>Attitudes about Southern women and poor whites complicated the trial. </li></ul>.
  7. 7. Tom Robinson Trial <ul><li>Took place during 1930’s in Maycomb, Alabama </li></ul><ul><li>Began with a charge of rape made by a white woman against an African American man. </li></ul><ul><li>The poor white status of Mayella is a critical issue. </li></ul><ul><li>A central figure is Atticus, lawyer, legislator and member of the Alabama Bar, who defends an African American man. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Tom Robinson Trial <ul><li>Tom Robinson would help Mayella Ewell with the household chores. When Tom would not return Mayella’s affections, she cried rape. </li></ul><ul><li>Mayella was beaten severely by her father, creating her appearance to be roughened up. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Tom Robinson <ul><li>Atticus arouses anger in the community in trying to defend Tom Robinson. </li></ul><ul><li>The verdict is rendered by a jury of poor white residents of Old Sarum. </li></ul><ul><li>The jury ignores the evidence, for example, that Tom has a useless left arm. </li></ul><ul><li>Attitudes about Southern women and poor whites complicate the trial of Tom Robinson. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Other Similarities <ul><li>Grew up in 1930’s -- in rural southern Alabama town </li></ul><ul><li>Harper Lee’s father-- Amassa Lee-- an attorney who served in state legislature in Alabama </li></ul><ul><li>Older brother and young neighbor (Truman Capote) were playmates </li></ul><ul><li>Grew up in 1930’s -- in rural southern Alabama town </li></ul><ul><li>Scout Finch’s father-- Atticus Finch -- an attorney who served in state legislature in Alabama </li></ul><ul><li>Older brother and young neighbor (Dill) were playmates </li></ul>
  11. 11. Other Similarities <ul><li>Harper Lee - an avid reader </li></ul><ul><li>Six years old when Scottsboro trials covered in state and local newspapers </li></ul><ul><li>Scout Finch reads before she enters school, also an avid reader </li></ul><ul><li>Six years old when Tom Robinson trial takes place </li></ul>

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