History Detectives

Scottsboro Boys Stamp

Clip: Season 7 | 17m 48s

What is the connection between a black and white stamp and a landmark civil rights case? "Save the Scottsboro Boys" is printed on the stamp above nine black faces behind prison bars and two arms prying the bars apart. History Detectives delves into civil rights and consults with a stamp expert to discover how a tiny penny stamp could make a difference in the young men's courageous defense effort.

Aired: 09/06/09

Rating: TV-G

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