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In the early 1930s while the Great Depression was occurring and the amidst the turmoil of America many things were happening to mold the society we live in today During the era of racial diversity segregation and discrimination both public and private we lived in a place that was unjust Many people were denied the respect and privileges that they were entitled to On March 21st 1931 two young white women by the names of Ruby Bates 17 years of age and Victoria Price 21 from Madison County Alabama hopped a train to Chattanooga There were said to have been nine other black males and a few of whites whom on the way to Chattanooga got into a fight Clearly a number of people would have a better chance of winning a fight than only a few no matter what the race At one point in time the crowd began to fight and obviously by nature of violence one of the two girls were hurt Maybe because the pupils feared of being caught hoboing they accused the nine black men of rape Later on in a trial one white male had testified that the African American men had started the riot and another who claimed that the white men themselves had started it Both stories were different subjecting themselves to untruthfulness in a court of law Nevertheless the trial went on Some years later while the trial was still unresolved Victoria Price wrote a letter stating that nothing had happened on the train to Chattanooga The letter was overlooked as well as other obvious evidence and the unjust trial was ended while still opinions we diverse There was an appeal for the Scottsboro Trial but eight of the defendants were convicted and sentenced to death and all was forgotten for the time being The world continued to revolve around the racist perspective of life while Haywood Pattersons words still lingered in history The
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