Read some of the documents written during and after the Scottsboro incident.
The First Days
The New York Times interviews the youngest defendant, Roy Wright.
Langston Hughes on Scottsboro
A poet writes about the case.
Letter from Ruby Bates to Earl Streetman
An unreliable witness offers a confession.
Excerpts from the Transcript of Haywood Patterson's Second Trial
Speeches from the lawyers and judge reveal deep differences in attitudes.
Over forty-six years after his arrest, the last living defendant returns South.
Escape from Jail
Haywood Patterson flees Alabama.