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Scottsboro: An American Tragedy
     

Scottsboro: An American Tragedy

Director: Daniel Anker, Barak Goodman

Cast: Andre Braugher, Jeffrey DeMunn

 

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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.

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/31/2005
UPC:
0841887006118
Original Release:
2000
Rating:
NR
Source:
Pbs (Direct)
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:30:00
Sales rank:
33,258

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Closed Caption

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Scottsboro: An American Tragedy
2. A Great Tragedy [2:22]
3. Accusation of Rape [9:28]
4. The First Trial [6:49]
5. Communist Protests [6:27]
6. The Second Trial [7:01]
7. Victoria Price Takes the Stand [7:54]
8. Courtroom Fireworks [11:03]
9. Judge Horton's Decision [8:02]
10. The Third Trial [6:54]
11. The End of the Case [10:00]
12. Pardoned [6:27]
13. Credits [1:15]

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