The Scottsboro Boys trials of the 1930’s, most of which took place in Decatur, Alabama, rank among the most significant cases in American legal history. Two precedent-setting United States Supreme Court cases came out of the trials. Worldwide media coverage laid bare the racial inequities of the American judicial system, especially within the racially segregated South.

A map of the trail and more information is available in our Freedom Pioneers brochure.

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