Welcome: The Trial of the Scottsboro Boys
Description: People sometimes say that Harper Lee used the trial of the Scottsboro Boys as her basis for the trial in To Kill a Mockingbird. Students can see for themselves what the differences and similarities may be. They can decide if Harper Lee more than likely used this trial as a model or if it was probably just coincidence.
Grade Level: 9-12
Curriculum: English / Language Arts
Keywords: Scottsboro, trial, discrimination, racism, justice, Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
Author(s): Jennifer Belcher