The Scottsboro Boys

The Scottsboro Trials Live On

Written by Kimble Marshall



When: March 25, 1931 through October 1976

Info on time period:

1929 – 1939- after the Stock the Market Crash of 1929, The Great Depression

– “The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression in the decade preceding World War II” (“The Great Depression”)

1933 – President Roosevelt’s “New Deal”

– “The New Deal was a series of economic programs implemented in the United States between 1933 and 1936. They were passed by the U.S. Congress during the first term of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The programs were Roosevelt’s responses to the Great Depression, and focused on what historians call the “3 Rs”: Relief, Recovery, and Reform. That is, Relief for the unemployed and poor; Recovery of the economy to normal levels; and Reform of the financial system to prevent a repeat depression” (“The New Deal”)

1933 – Hitler becomes chancellor of Germany

Important People Born:

Lorraine Hansberry -born May 19, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois; died January 12, 1965

– “was an African American playwright and author of political speeches, letters, and essays. Her best known work, A Raisin in the Sun, was inspired by her family’s battle against racial segregation in Chicago” (“Lorriane Hansberry”)

Playwright Lorraine Hansberry

Clinton Eastwood Jr.-born- May 31, 1930 in San Francisco, California

-“is an American film actor, director, producer, composer and politician” (“Clint Eastwood”)