In 1930s Alabama, nine young black men are accused of raping two white women. The judge in the case, unlike the rest of the town, comes to believe that the boys are innocent, and against ... See full summary »
The story of the Scottsboro Boys is based on a trial that hinged on one person's word against another. After this program was aired, Victoria Price Street sued NBC for libel and invasion of privacy. The suit was eventually dropped.
Revised editions of Dan Carter's book Scottsboro: A Tragedy of the American South (upon which this film was based) includes a last chapter detailing the last Scottsboro trial.