Who was chosen to defend the Scottsboro Boys in the second trial?
The ILD selected two attorneys to represent the Scottsboro Boys in the retrials. The ILD quieted skeptics who saw the organization caring more about the benefits it could derive from the case than the Boys’ welfare by asking Samuel Leibowitz to serve as the lead defense attorney.
What crime did the Scottsboro Boys commit?
In the 1930s, the story of the Scottsboro Boys, nine black teenagers accused of raping two white women on a train in Alabama, was reported in newspapers around the world.