A two-part mini-series about the notorious outlaws Bonnie and Clyde will be making it's world premier on December 8th and 9th. The mini-series stars Emile Hirsch as Clyde and Holliday Grainger as Bonnie. Holly Hunter and William Hurt also play major roles.
The series will simultaneously appear on History Channel, A&E, and Lifetime. You can see a preview at History.com.
The Scottsboro Boys were nine young, black men traveling on a train who were falsely accused of raping two white women in 1931. Yet, because they were black, an all-white jury sentenced eight of the nine defendants to death.
The case was appealed and the venue changed, but these young men never received justice. They did, however, escape the death sentence. Still, the long, drawn-out court cases, national notoriety, and their time in jail ruined their lives.
On Thursday, November 21, 2013, 82 years after they were accused, the Scottsboro Boys have been posthumously pardoned. For more about the pardon, see this New York Times article.
Some people loved him; others thought he was too accommodating. Booker T. Washington, who had been born a slave, grew up to become one of the most important and well-known African Americans of his time. Learn more about Booker T. Washington and how he founded the Tuskegee Institute.
"I'm nobody. I'm a tramp, a bum, a hobo. I'm a boxcar and a jug of wine, and a straight razor if you get too close to me." -- Quote by convicted criminal Charles Manson
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