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A "Scottsboro" Case in Mississippi: The Supreme Court and Brown v. Mississippi

by Richard C. Cortner C.

Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Pages: 192
Paperback
ISBN: 9781578068159






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Overview of A "Scottsboro" Case in Mississippi: The Supreme Court and Brown v. Mississippi

This absorbing book is a systematic analysis of the litigation in Brown v. Mississippi, in which the Supreme Court made a pathbreaking decision in 1936 showing the unconstitutionality of coerced confessions. The case exonerated Ed Brown, Henry Shields, and Arthur (Yank) Ellington, three black sharecroppers who had confessed under torture to the murder of a white planter. This case, similar to the notorious "Scottsboro" case in Alabama, paved the way for the controversial MIRANDA decision thirty years later.

This book presents a dramatic story of both tragedy and triumph, one in which human nature is revealed at its best and at its worst, with courage, decency, and self-sacrifice contrasting sharply with bigotry, brutality, and indifference.

Ultimately, however, A "Scottsboro" Case in Mississippi is an account of how the Supreme Court came to make a precedent-setting decision enhancing the protection of liberty under the Constitution.

Synopsis of A "Scottsboro" Case in Mississippi: The Supreme Court and Brown v. Mississippi

An absorbing analysis of a 1936 case that exonerated three black sharecroppers tortured into confessing a murder they did not commit

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