Race crimes in the 1930’sBy Max Adam, April D, and Will O.
Introduction• In the 1930s, we were still decades from the Civil Rights Movement.• Racism was very prevalent in the south, ann groups like the Ku Klux Klan were committing many racial crimes.
Lynching• Lynchings were common in the 30s. Rural areas were the most prominent areas of the lynchings. Laws were passed to prevent any types of lynching. Race mobs were also popular. These mobs gave a way for the white community to show their emotions. After a while though, blacks became more prepared for situations like these (weapons were bought) by enhancing their security.
The Scottsboro Boys• Racism corrupted many, including the judges.• The Scottsboro Boys case involved the accusation of nine innocent black boys raping two white girls.• Much of the evidence said they were innocent, but they were convicted guilty• This case is what To Kill a Mockingbird is based on.
The Scottsboro Boys The boys and their lawyer, Samuel Liebowitz
The Ku Klux Klan• The KKK was a radical racist group, well known for their cross burnings.• It had lower membership in the 1930s, but it was still active.