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Alabama became a new immigrant destination at the end of the twentieth century. Latino immigrants and migrants, primarily from Mexico and Central America, have brought dramatic demographic, economic, ...
Benjamin J. Davis, Jr

Benjamin J. Davis, Jr  

(b. 8 September 1903; d. 22 August 1964),civil rights activist and Communist member of the city council of New York City from 1943 to 1949. Davis represented Harlem and ...
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A theory of classless society with common ownership of property and wealth and centrally planned production and distribution based on the principle ‘from everyone according to their skills, to ...
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Founded in 1921, it attempted to raise the class consciousness of the White proletariat before accepting Moscow's orders to work for the establishment of a multi‐racial ‘native’ republic by 1931. Its ...
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A broad term encompassing various institutions that work within the ambit of the criminal jurisdiction: police, prosecution, courts and correctional services. Most criminal matters start with police ...
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“Incorporation” is a constitutional law doctrine under which several provisions in the first eight amendments to the federal Bill of Rights are implicitly included among the limits imposed upon state ...
John Wexley

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(1907–),New York dramatist, whose plays include The Last Mile (1930), dealing with the last days of a condemned prisoner; Steel (1931); They Shall Not Die (1934), concerned with the Scottsboro case; ...
Langston Hughes

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(1902–67)African American writer, born in Joplin, Missouri, who lived in Harlem after 1947. A leading figure in the Harlem Renaissance, Hughes applied blues and jazz techniques in his poetry ...
lynching and Mob Violence

lynching and Mob Violence  

The punishment or execution of alleged criminals by a group of people without a legal trial. It is named after Captain William Lynch (1742–1820), head of a self-constituted judicial tribunal in ...
National Negro Congress

National Negro Congress  

The National Negro Congress (NNC), founded in 1936, epitomized the broad alliances between civil rights, labor, and political institutions possible during the Popular Front era (1934–1939), a period ...
Negro: An Anthology

Negro: An Anthology  

Compiled and published in 1934 by the British shipping heiress Nancy Cunard, Negro: An Anthology was both groundbreaking and controversial. Running to more than 800 pages, it takes a Pan-Africanist ...
Scottsboro Case

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The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

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2004
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cause célèbre concerning nine black men charged with the rape of two white girls on a freight train in Alabama.

Scottsboro Incident

Scottsboro Incident   Reference library

Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present

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2009
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The collective name “Scottsboro Boys” was given to nine African American males ranging from thirteen to nineteen years of age

Scottsboro Trials

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The Oxford Companion to American Law

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2004
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523 words

The series of legal proceedings associated with alleged rapes on a train near Scottsboro, Alabama, marks the collision between sexualized

Scottsboro Boys

Scottsboro Boys   Reference library

The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature

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2002
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382 words

Nearly lynched, quickly tried and sentenced to death for supposedly raping two white women in a railroad car near Scottsboro,

Scottsboro Case.

Scottsboro Case.   Reference library

Dan T. Carter

The Oxford Companion to United States History

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2004
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The Scottsboro Case, a cause célèbre in modern American race relations, began in April of 1931 with a brawl between whites and blacks riding a freight train through northern Alabama. When ... More
Ted Poston

Ted Poston  

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(1906–1974), award-winning journalist, short fiction writer, and unionist.Born Theodore Roosevelt Augustus Major in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, Ted Poston was the youngest of eight children. His parents, ...
William Patterson

William Patterson  

(b. 27 August 1891; d. 5 March 1980),civil rights activist, lawyer, and Communist Party official. William L. Patterson was born in San Francisco, California, on 27 August 1891; the ...

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