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The case of the Scottsboro Boys arose in Scottsboro, Alabama during the 1930s, when nine black youths, ranging in age from twelve to nineteen, were accused of raping two white women, Victoria Price and Ruby Bates, one of whom would later recant.

While it has sometimes been thought that the case inspired Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize winning To Kill a Mockingbird, she denies this, claiming it was a far less sensational case that moved her to write the novel.



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