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Samuel Leibowitz's Trial Summary

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It was found later by Ruby Bates in another trial that they had seen 2 men before they left for the train. She told them that they had sexual intercorse with the 2 men that night before they left. The jury did not believe her because Samuel Leibowitz, the lawyer of the negroes, found her while she was in hiding and had her hiding until it was the right time to tell the jury what happened. Samuel was a white lawyer that defended the 9 negroes because he said that they were like everybody else and deserve the same rights as everyone. The trial ended in 1937. Judge A. E. Hawkins sentenced, Clarence Norris, Charlie Weems, Haywood Patterson, Olen Montgomery, Ozie Powell, Willie Roberson, Eugene Williams, and Andy Wright to death. They all
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