Why the Communist Party Defended the Scottsboro Boys

Why the Communist Party Defended the Scottsboro Boys

Given that cargo train whisked its way on the Alabama rails in 1931, nine boys’ life had been changed forever. The main points of their skirmish with friends of white guys and two ladies from the train continue to be ambiguous. But by the end of this train trip, nine young men—all African American, all teenagers—were headed toward their death by an unjust, vigilante mob and a system that is legal didn’t value their lives.

These people were the Scottsboro Boys, and their test, death sentences, and dramatic appeals assisted expose the injustice associated with the american system that is legal the 1930s.