These were the 9 boys that were falsely accused of the gang rape against Ruby Bates and Victoria Price. The boys had gotten on a freight train in Alabama when a fight broke out with a group of white males. Then the girls cried rape and had the boys arrested.Charles; 19Clarence; 19Haywood; 18Olen; 17Ozie; 16Willie; 17Eugene; 13Andy; 19Roy; 13
Ruby Bates grew up with an alcoholic dad and her mother was prostitute also known now a days as a hoe.Females were not supposed to be on trains like that the one they were on so Ruby Bates was dressed like a male.She was frequently describe as a "notorious prostitute" by the tenants in her apartment building.She died on October 27, 1976 at age 63
Price, just like Bates, was dressed like a boy on a freight train when the “rape” occurred.Females were not supposed to be on trains like that the one they were on so Victoria Price was dressed like a male.Victoria was also a well known prostitute.Price died in 1982
The justice system doesn’t listen to Ruby Bates because she wrote a letter admitting that the rape between her and the Scottsboro boys had never occurred.This is the letter Ruby Bates wrote to her ex boyfriend Earl about the rape.
Gilley played a bit role in the first Scottsboro trials, saying little other than that a fight had occurred. If Gilley had actually witnessed the gang rape, as he said in 1933 that he did, but he didn't he say so in 1931.Orville was later caught as being the one who had sex with the girls.Only Gilley & Dr. R. R. Bridges were the only key witness that took the stand.
This is just a mini timeline of some of the events that happened.
Scottsbor o BoysJudith TorresAlfred IsibidoSara Elsharif
Who were the Scottsboro Boys?Clarence Norris, Charles Weems, HaywoodPatterson, Olen Montgomery, Roy Wright, OziePowell, Willie Roberson, Eugene Williams, andAndy Wright.
Who is Ruby Bates?• Ruby Bates (17) was one of 2 girls that accused the Scottsboro boys of rape.• She was a poor millworker.• She was known to sleep with many negro men.• Less than 9 months after the first trial, Bates wrote her ex boyfriend a letter in which she denied having been raped.
Who was Victoria Price?• Victoria Price (21) was the 2nd girl who accused the boys of Rape.• Poor & worked in a local cotton mill in Alabama• Also known to sleep with many negro men• She eventually faded out as she wasn’t needed to testify any longer.
Justice doesn’t listen, heres why.Jan 5 1932Huntsville Ala215 Connelly Allydearest Earli want to make a statement too you Mary Sanders is a goddam lie about thoseNegroes jassing me those police man made me tell a lie that is my statementbecause i Want too clear my self that is all to it if you Want too Believe ok. ifnot that is ok. You Will be sorry some day if you had to stay in Jail With eightsNegroes you would tell a lie two those Negroes did not touch me or thosewhite Boys i hope you will believe me the law dont. i love you better thanMary does are any Body else in the World that is why i am tell you of thisthing I was drunk at the time and did not know what i was doing I know it waswrong too let those Negroes die on account of me i hope you Will Believe myStatement Because it is the gods truth i hope you Will Believe me i was jazedBut those white Boyes jazed me i Wish those Negroes are not Burnt onaccount of me it is these white Boys fault that is my statement and that is all Iknow i hope you tell the law hope you will answerP.S. this is one time that i might tell a lie But it is the truth so god help me.Ruby Bates.
Orville Gilley & Dr. R. R. Bridges • The prosecutors argued that it was implausible for Gilley to witness a gang rape and not do anything to stop it. • The court later found that it was Orville was the one who had intercourse with both girls.Bridges and Dr. John Lynch, examinedPrice and Bates less than 2 hours afterthe “rapes” occurred. While the 2 Drs.found semen in the vaginas of bothwomen, they found little evidence tosupport their contention that they hadbeen the victims of a violent assault.
Mini Timeline• March 25, 1931; Scottsboro boys were arrested on charges of assault, Rape charges were later added against all 9 boys after accusations are made by Victoria Price and Ruby Bates.• March, 1932; Alabama Supreme Court, by a vote of 6-1, affirms the convictions of 7 of the boys, except Eugene Williams who was considered a juvenile under the law in 1931.• November, 1932; The Supreme Court, reverses the convictions of the Scottsboro boys in Powell vs. Alabama.• January 23, 1936; Haywood Patterson is convicted for a 4th time of rape and is sentenced to 75 years in prison• January 23, 1989; Clarence Norris, the last surviving Scottsboro boy, dies at age 76.
Works Cited• “Scottsboro; An American Tradgy." www.pbs.org/Scottsboro. Web. 29 Mar. 2012.• "The Trials of the Scottsboro Boys." Law2.umck.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/Scotts boro/scottsb.htm. Web. 28 Mar. 2012.