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Scottsboro: An American Tragedy (2001)




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Documentary filmmaker Barak Goodman explores the famed Scottsboro case of 1931. That year, nine black males, aged 13 to 19, were tried, convicted, and almost executed for raping two white women of dubious reliability. The case soon became an international cause célèbre and proved to be a catalyst for the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s.


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Critic Reviews for Scottsboro: An American Tragedy

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Scottsboro is fine TV, but it suggests that too much material was left behind in the AVID storage file.

February 8, 2001
Village Voice
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Audience Reviews for Scottsboro: An American Tragedy

Well made documentary covering this very disturbing case of nine young men that were in the wrong place at the wrong time in racist 1930s Alabama.

Mara Barker
Mara Barker

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