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Scottsboro: An American Tragedy

Felicia G. Jones Ross, "Moblizing the Masses: The Cleveland Call andPost and the Scottsboro Incident," Journal of Negro History, ON JSTOR

Primary Sources on Microfilm

This is a partial list of NAACP material available on microfilm on the 3rd floor of Library West. They are all located in the E185.61;.G861;1982 call number range

  • Scottsboro trials. Financial arrangements (with ILD), 1933-34
  • Clippings, Scottsboro case, 1930-37
  • Scottsboro case corres., Nov. 9, 1934-Apr. 1937
  • NAACP addenda. Scottsboro Defense Committee, Apr. 12, 1936-June 1937
  • NAACP 1940-55. General office file. Scottsboro Defense Committee, 1940-1945

Other microfilm titles of possible interest, located in the same general area:

  • Centers of Southern Struggle
  • Black Power Movement
  • Congress of Racial Equality
  • Tuskegee Institute Messenger

Historical Newspapers Online

Proquest Historic Newspapers Online:
New York Times  (Sept 18,1851-Dec 31, 2001)
Wall Street Journal  (July 8, 1889-Dec 31, 1987)
Washington Post  (Dec 12, 1877-Dec 31, 1988)
Christian Science Monitor  (Nov 25, 1908-Dec 31, 1991)

Historical Newspapers:contains four major historical resources:
The Official Index to the Times which takes the coverage forward from 1906 to 1980

Periodicals Archive Online
Index to the tables of contents of thousands of humanities and social sciences periodicals, from their first issues (some late 1700s) to the early 1990s, and fulltext of several hundred periodicals.

Other Sites of Interest

Douglas O. Linder of the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Law has created a comprehensive website covering the Scottboro Trial at

PBS website for Scottsboro: An American Tragedy

Google's Timeline for the Scottsboro Case

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