Ozzie Powell, Defendant in the Scottsboro Case, Full Length Portrait Digital History ID 2748

Ozzie Powell, Defendant in the Scottsboro Case, Full Length Portrait

Credit: Library of Congress
Media type: photograph
Museum Number: LC-USZ62-121575
Annotation: In the Scottsboro Case, nine black youths were accused of gang raping two white women. Despite contradictory testimony, an absence of physical evidence, and the recantation of the accusation by one of the women who claimed to be raped, the Scottsboro defendants spent an average of 10 years in prison.
Year: 1936

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