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Scottsboro: An American Tragedy












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Given the physical evidence that supported the Scottsboro defendants' innocence, and taking into account the prejudices that local juries brought to the case, do you think a Southern lawyer should have been hired sooner, and could have been more successful than controversial New York trial lawyer Samuel Leibowitz in the second trial?

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Yes Yes: 71%
No No: 28%

Do you think the defendants would have had a better chance if their defense had been funded by the NAACP, rather than the I.L.D.?

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Yes Yes: 64%
No No: 35%


Total number of poll participants: 10971

Of the participants polled thus far, 4785 watched at least half of the film; of those, 2959 said the film influenced their vote.



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