A Fateful Journey
Events surrounding the fatal journey of the Scottsboro boys
1. Chattanooga, TN - March 24, 1931
A train headed west toward Alabama departs Chattanooga, Tennessee on March 24, 1931.
2. Train outside Stevenson, AL - March 25, 1931
Price, Bates, Carter and a new friend, Orville Gilley, rode the train back to Huntsville. A fight between blacks and whites breaks out on the train and Carter jumps off. Gilley starts to jump, but train is moving quickly now, and he is pulled back on the train by the blacks.
3. Paint Rock , AL - March 25, 1931
Some of the white boys round up a posse that stops the train at Paint Rock. The black boys are accused of assault, and then rape. From Paint Rock the accused are taken to the Scottsboro jail.
Locations of the Scottsboro boys, and Victoria Price and Ruby Bates:
G2. Chattanooga, TN - March 24, 1931
Price, Bates and Carter travel to Chattanooga looking for work. Carter: "We started walking around looking for some place to sleep, for we were all broke, no money."