Monday, March 4, 2013
Day 7 Blog Post 3/4/13
On Friday, we dropped due to a half day. Today, we were assigned into groups of four or five, in order to produce diary entries based off of a timeline of the Scottsboro Trials. Each group wrote three journal entries, out of what I assume to be four total to be finished tomorrow, each from the perspective of a different person or group of people involved in the trials. To provide some background, the Scottsboro Trials were a series of trials in which a group of black men were accused of raping two white women. Even though one of the women confessed to not having been raped, the young men were still tried and some were sentenced to death. These events are also inspiration for the book To Kill a Mockingbird. My group was assigned the jury of the trials, which was significantly impacted due to the removal of African Americans from the board.