Alabama pardons Scottsboro Boys after 82 years
A Trial Account by Douglas O. Linder (c) 1999 states,
"No crime in American history-- let alone a crime that never occurred-- produced as many trials, convictions, reversals, and retrials as did an alleged gang rape of two white girls by nine black teenagers on the Southern Railroad freight run from Chattanooga to Memphis on March 25, 1931."
PBS.org. American Experience Scottsboro: An American Tragedy