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Scottsboro Summary

This poem is about the Scottsboro boys, who were eight African Americans accused of raping two white women in Alabama in 1931. The eight boys were not given fair trials and there case became infamous when the American Communist Party stepped in to aid in requesting an appeal. In this poem, Hughes ties the Scottsboro case in with a longer struggle for justice, referencing John Brown, the French Revolution, Joan of Arc, Nat Turner, Lenin, Gandhi, Jean-Jacques Dessalines, and Augusto Sandino.

Scottsboro Analysis

This poem shows how Hughes conceptualized the struggle of black Americans as part of a larger struggle for justice that spanned across space and time.

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