American Experience: Scottsboro: An American Tragedy DVD

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Item #: WA9902
In March 1931, two white women stepped off a box car in Paint Rock, Alabama, with a shocking accusation of gang rape, by nine black teenagers on the train. So began the Scottsboro case, one of the 20th century's fieriest legal battles. The youths' trial generated the sharpest regional conflict since the Civil War, led to momentous Supreme Court decisions, ... More
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In March 1931, two white women stepped off a box car in Paint Rock, Alabama, with a shocking accusation of gang rape, by nine black teenagers on the train. So began the Scottsboro case, one of the 20th century's fieriest legal battles. The youths' trial generated the sharpest regional conflict since the Civil War, led to momentous Supreme Court decisions, and helped give birth to the civil rights movement.

Producer: KCET in association with Red Hill Productions (WGB
Production Year: 2001
Copyright Year: 2001
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 90 minutes
Audio Format: Stereo

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English T.
Anonymous User
4.0 star rating
04/13/22
Perfect for Non-Fiction Connections
Review by English T. on 04/13/22 review stating Perfect for Non-Fiction Connections
I teach high school English and I used this documentary as a non-fiction connection to To Kill a Mockingbird. My students really reacted well to being able to see how real the events from the novel really were. I would recommend this for middle to upper-level high school classes due to brief language and some images shown during the movie.
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Jodi P.
Anonymous User
4.0 star rating
04/13/22
A Story of Injustice Rectified
Review by Jodi P. on 04/13/22 review stating A Story of Injustice Rectified
A typical case of framing innocent victims to satisfy the racist mythical fears during the turbulent times during the Jim Crow era. A true story that sadly rings true today.
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High T.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
01/20/21
This video is powerful
Review by High T. on 01/20/21 review stating This video is powerful
This video is powerful and accessible for high school students. It provides historical information not included in our textbooks.
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Gq
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
01/20/21
Excellent, very informative
Review by Gq on 01/20/21 review stating Excellent, very informative
The documentary was very informative, painful to watch, proof of historical sacrificial realities, and evidence of one of the distasteful occurances in our black history.
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Granny
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
01/20/21
An excellent historical account
Review by Granny on 01/20/21 review stating An excellent historical account
As an African American I was not completely unaware of the circumstances depicted in this video, however, I learned of the genesis and the execution of the notion that there is more than one way to enslave.
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Unknown
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
01/20/21
I would buy this movie again
Review by Unknown on 01/20/21 review stating I would buy this movie again
I know that most young black man get accuse, but to believe two prostitute back in 1931. This was just down right radical.
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A T.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
01/20/21
Another great program from A.E.
Review by A T. on 01/20/21 review stating Another great program from A.E.
Adults and teens alike will find this program gripping and be left outraged at another sad episode in American history. This program works very well with the novel To Kill a Mockingbird.
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Lawpal
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
WE SERVE WHITY SCOTTSBORO
Review by Lawpal on 07/17/20 review stating WE SERVE WHITY SCOTTSBORO
THESE VIDEO DOC. AND OTHERS FROM PASS PURCHASES I ENJOYED VIEWING VERY MUCH I FOUND THEM INTERESTING , INFORMATIVE WELL RESEARCHED.. LOOKING FORWARD TO VIEWING MORE VIDEOS.. VERY HAPPY WITH CUSTOMER SERVICE [...] .. THANK YOU
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Heyyoudrammie
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Incredible moment in history
Review by Heyyoudrammie on 07/17/20 review stating Incredible moment in history
Very well done, highly instructive. i showed this in my US History II class and the students were overwhelmed at never having heard of this before.
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Deezoe
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
A must see for everyone
Review by Deezoe on 07/17/20 review stating A must see for everyone
In my opinion ,this historical documentary should be shown in every American classroom so that young people not only learn about a dark time in our history but also learn just how far we have progressed as a nation and as a people.
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Teacher
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Excellent teaching resource
Review by Teacher on 07/17/20 review stating Excellent teaching resource
I am using this resource as context for teaching To Kill a Mockingbird. It is excellent.
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Jac
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Scottsboro Boys
Review by Jac on 07/17/20 review stating Scottsboro Boys
Meaningful histroy showing the infinite depths of the racist core and evil among Alabamas white citizens, and gives a glimpse of the generations of damage and deprivations inflicted on hundreds of thousands of Alabamas black citizens from Reconstruction through the 1970s. One detailis missing from the ending of the documentary: What became of the Patterson guy who suffered longest in Alabamas prison and who esacaped from his chain gang to Detroit?


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