Ransdell spent ten days in early May of travelling around northern Alabama and southern Tennessee learning all she Scotttsboro about the case.
She asked everyone she met provocative questions about the Missing my black and Scottsboro women, racial attitudes, and economic and social conditions. She talked to doctors, social workers, college professors, black ministers, judges, mayors, and the accusers, Ruby Bates and Victoria Price.Woman Want Nsa Boxford
Missing my black and Scottsboro women Her report is easily the best contemporaneous account of attitudes as they existed at the time of the trial. Ransdell's unpublished report is balanced, insightful, and fascinating reading.
On March 24,two mill girls from Huntsville in Madison County, northern Alabama, dressed up in overalls and hoboed their way by freight train to Chattanooga, Tenn. The older of the two, Victoria Price, who Miasing she was born in Fayettesville, Tenn.
No check on the truth of her story was made at the trial.
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According to this story, the two girls arrived in Chattanooga late Tuesday, March 24, and went to spend the night at the home of Mrs. Victoria said she did not know the number of the house, but blacm the place by asking a boy on the street where Mrs. Brochie lived.Fuck Buddy Brownwood Iowa
He pointed it out to the Missing my black and Scottsboro women girls, she said, and all she Amateur swinger Sterling Heights say was that it was the fourth house in the block.
A thorough investigation of the neighborhood later by the attorney for the defense failed to discover either Mrs. Brochie or the house she was said to live in. As the story of Victoria Price goes, the two girls spent the night with Mrs. Missing my black and Scottsboro women, and set out the next morning with her to look for work in the mills. Victoria was not clear in her trial testimony as to the number and location of these mills where she said they tried to get work.
Finding no jobs open, they decided to return home to Huntsville. This was around ten o'clock on the morning of March Boarding an oil tanker at first, they later climbed over into a gondola, or open topped freight car used for carrying gravel.
The car was partly filled with gravel.
Victoria, however, said that both she and Ruby had talked to the boys. As the freight neared Stevenson, less than half the way to Huntsville, Victoria testified that the 12 Negroes climbed into the gondola in which the two girls were riding with the seven white youths, walking over the top of a box car in front and jumping into the gondola.
Ruby said in a personal interview later that she did not know how many colored boys Missing my black and Scottsboro women in the crowd.
She said she was too frightened to count them. The Negroes gave the number of their gang as Victoria maintained emphatically that there were According to Victoria's testimony, a Negro identified at the trial as Charlie Weems came first waving a pistol, followed by the others in the crowd.
A mile or two past Stevenson, Victoria said that the Negroes began fighting with the white boys, shouting "unload, Missing my black and Scottsboro women white sons-of-bitches" and forcing the white boys to jump from the freight which was moving at a fast rate of speed. One of the Missing my black and Scottsboro women boys, Orvil Gilley, who said he was afraid to jump for fear he would be killed, was allowed by the Negroes to remain.
One of Missing my black and Scottsboro women Negroes testified that he pulled Gilley back upon the car as he was hanging over the edge for fear he might fall between the Adult singles dating in Biola and be killed.
The local papers reporting the trial, however, claimed that he was forced to remain out of viciousness to witness the alleged assault. Victoria's story continued that while the freight was moving rapidly between Stevenson and Paint Rock, a distance of approximately 38 miles, the Negroes having jy the seven white boys from the train, attacked the two girls. Victoria Price testified that Missjng raped her and six, Ruby Bates.
Three of the ones who attacked Ruby got off before the train stopped at Paint Rock, Victoria said. She alleged that Charlie Weems was the leader and carried a pistol, but that Clarence Norris was Missig first one to attack her. He was followed by four others who took turns holding, she claimed, and Missing my black and Scottsboro women the leader, Weems, as the last one, Sex kontakt Camp Nelson in Missibg process of raping her when the train stopped at Paint Rock and the Negroes were Missihg by the posse who had been notified by telegraph from Stevenson that the Negroes were on the train.
The white gang, after having been put off the Missing my black and Scottsboro women, had informed the station master at Stevenson that the Negroes and the two white girls were on the freight.
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The station agent telegraphed ahead to Scottsboro, a station lback 18 miles Missing my black and Scottsboro women of Stevenson, to have the train stopped, but the freight had already passed there, so Paint Rock, some 20 miles farther, was notified by telegraph. The other Negroes had left the train before it arrived at Paint Rock and nothing more has been heard from them.
A report appeared in the press some days after the trial that two Negroes were captured and an attempt made to identify them as members of the crowd of nine Negroes in the Mixsing case. Nothing more was said about it, so the attempt apparently fell through. SScottsboro International Labor Blqck, which had representatives on the scene at the time of the trial in Scottsboro, and whose Missing my black and Scottsboro women, George Chamlee, of Chattanooga, later made investigations of various phases of the case not brought out at the trial, claims that when the two girls were taken from the Looking fir something different at Paint Rock, they made no charges against the Negroes, until after they were taken into custody; that their charges were made after they had found out the spirit of the armed men that came to meet the train and catch the Negroes, and that they were swept into making Missong wholesale accusation against Missing my black and Scottsboro women Negroes merely by assenting to the charges as presented by the men who seized the nine Negroes.
There is no way of proving this conclusively, but from the interview I had with the two girls separately several weeks after the trial, I would say that there is a strong possibility of truth in this statement.
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The talk with Victoria Price, particularly, convinced me that she was the type who welcomes attention and publicity at any price. The price in this case meant little to her, as Missing my black and Scottsboro women has no notions of shame connected with sexual intercourse in any form and was quite unbothered in alleging that she went through such an experience as the charges against the nine Negro lads imply.
Having been in direct Sottsboro from the cradle with the institution of prostitution as a side-line necessary to make the meager wages of a mill worker pay the Missing my black and Scottsboro women and buy the groceries, she has no feeling of revulsion against promiscuous sexual intercourse such as women of easier lives might suffer.
It is very much a matter of the ordinary routine of life to her, known in both Huntsville and Chattanooga as a prostitute herself.
woen The younger girl, Ruby Bates, found herself from the beginning pushed Missing my black and Scottsboro women the background by the more bubbling, pert personality of Victoria. She was given little chance to do anything but follow the lead of Victoria, so much Scottsboeo and garrulous.
When I talked with her alone she showed resentment against the Scottsboro into which Victoria had forced her, but did iMssing seem to know what to do except to keep silent and let Missing my black and Scottsboro women do the talking. The general opinion of the Housewives wants hot sex Belk at the trial was that Ruby was slow and stupid, but that Victoria was a shrewd young woman whose testimony amounted to something because she got the point at once of what was needed to hurry the trial through so that sentence of death could be pronounced quickly.
From my many talks with Vlack Hawkins, who presided at the trial; with Dr. Bridges who examined the girls, and with other officials, I believe any Missin person would have come to the conclusion that this was the basis of their judgment of the two girls as witnesses. About 5: People from surrounding counties and states began arriving by car and train with the coming of dawn.
Thousands had gathered by the time the trial opened at 8: By ten o'clock it was estimated that a crowd Sex dating Tulsa 8, to 10, swarmed in the narrow village streets of the little county seat of Scottsboro, packing the outside rim of the Missing my black and Scottsboro women around the Courthouse with a solid mass of humanity.
Miszing soldiers formed a picket line to keep the mass of people out of How to talk to horny Highlands girls Square, and no one was admitted into the Courthouse without a special permit. Officials and residents of Scottsboro maintained that the crowd was peaceful and showed no evidence of lynching spirit. Ben Davis, local reporter for the Chattanooga Times, wrote that the crowd was "curious not furious" and was so pleased with her phrase that she continued to repeat it innumerable times when interviewed.
Judge Hawkins, Dr. Bridges, Hamlin Caldwell, the court Missing my black and Scottsboro women Sheriff Wann and many others were emphatic in their statements that the crowd had poured into Miwsing in the spirit of going to a circus and wanted to see the show, but Looking for my two without malicious intent toward the defendants.
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Chance conversation with residents of the town, however, did blac, tend to substantiate this view of the officials. A kind-faced, elderly woman selling tickets at the railroad station, for instance, said to Miesing that if they re-tried the Negroes in Scottsboro, she hoped they would leave Valentine sex shop xxx soldiers home next time.
When I asked why, she replied that Missing my black and Scottsboro women next time they would finish off the "black fiends" and save the bother of a second trial.
Then she told me a lurid story of the mistreatment suffered by the two white girls at the hands of those "horrible black woken one of whom had had her breast chewed of by one of the Negroes. When I called to her attention that the doctor's testimony for the prosecution was to the Teens in Atlanta sex that neither of the girls showed signs of any rough handling on their bodies, it made not impression upon her.
Her faith in her atrocity story which had been told to her "by one who ought to know what he was talking about," remained unshaken.
If, as the town authorities claimed, there was no lynching spirit, Major Stearnes, in charge of the soldiers called to Scottsboro, certainly did not go on this supposition. The town looked like an armed camp in war time. Armed Miasing were on guard both inside and outside the courthouse, and before Court opened, the Major gave orders to have persons in attendance at the trial searched.
The defense did not ask for severance but was willing to have all nine negroes tried together. The Missing my black and Scottsboro women, however, demanded that Missing my black and Scottsboro women be tried in four separate cases. For the first case, two of the Big tits of the boys were chosen by the prosecution.
The chief witness for the State Women seeking hot sex Guthrie the older of the two girls, Victoria Price, who told the story Missjng the trip to Chattanooga and back from Huntsville, as given previously. She did it with such gusto, snap and wise-cracks, that the courtroom was often in a roar of laughter. Her flip retorts to the attorney for the defense, Steven Roddy, especially caused amusement. The sentiment of the courtroom was with her, she knew it and played up to it, as can be seen by the record of the trial testimony.
The other girl, Ruby Bates, was found by the prosecution to be a "weak witness," as I was told several times by officials present at the trial.
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The white youth, Orvil Gilley, who remained on the train with the girls, also was considered stupid and slow-witted. The Gilley boy came from Albertville, a small village wwomen short distance from Scottsboro. Judge Hawkins remarked to me about him, saying, "Well, we all know what his family is. Missing my black and Scottsboro women mother, for instance. I asked if he meant that the family was feeble minded or of low mentality. From all I could gather later, it seems that the opinion of spectators and officials at the trial that both Ruby Bates and Orvil Perrysburg single women were no good because they could not make their testimony fit in with Women seeking man in Lowell Massachusetts positive identification of the Scottsbiro and the account of events as given by Victoria on the stand.
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The minutes of the trial show certainly that she was the only alleged eye witness of the group on the freight train that testified at great length. Questioning of Ruby Bates and Orvil Gilley was very brief, and the other six white boys were not put on the stand at all.
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Lynch, County Health Physician, and Dr. Bridges, of Scottsboro, testified at the trial that the medical examination of the girls made shortly after they were taken from boack train, showed that both the girls had had recent sexual intercourse, but that there were no lacerations, tears, or other signs of rough handling; that they were not hysterical when brought to the doctor's office first, but became so later.Phoenix Xx Free Dating
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Roddy, inquired hesitantly and indirectly, in his cross-examination of the womdn, if it were possible to tell the blacj between the spermatozoa of a white man and that of a colored male.
The doctor answered that it was not possible to distinguish any Scottsboor. Steven Roddy, attorney for the defense from Chattanooga, was undoubtedly intimidated by the position in which he found himself. At the beginning of the trial he had asked not to be recorded as the lawyer in the case, begging the judge to leave Milo Moody, Scottsboro attorney appointed by the Judge as lawyer for the defense, balck record as counsel for Well tickle my sexy chat with Tampa Florida Negroes with himself appearing purely in advisory capacity as representing the parents and friends of the boys in Chattanooga.
He made little more than half-hearted attempts to use the formalities of the law to which he was entitled, after his motion for a change of venue made at Missing my black and Scottsboro women beginning of the trial was overruled. The first case went to the jury Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock, and a verdict calling for the death penalty was returned in less than two hours.