To Kill A Mockingbird

To Kill A Mockingbird

In 1931, when Lee was five, nine young black men were accused of raping two white women near Scottsboro, Alabama. (A6) After a series of lengthy, highly publicized, and often bitter trials, four of the nine men were sentenced to long prison terms. (A8) Many prominent lawyers and other American citizens saw the sentences as spurious and motivated only by racial prejudice. (A9) Later, it was revealed that the women

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