09 February 2004

Black History Question:
In what month and year were the first enslaved Africans brought to Jamestown, Virginia?

Black History Question Answer from February 8:
The .:Scottsboro Boys:. (Charlie Weems, Ozie Powell, Clarence Norris, Olen Montgomery, Willie Roberson, Haywood Patterson, Andy and Roy Wright, and Eugene Williams) were nine Black teenagers falsely accused and convicted of raping two white women on a Southern Railroad freight on March 25, 1931.

It would be two decades before the last one managed to get out of Alabama, but not the end of their suffering. By 1989 all nine of them had died.

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