The alleged headstone of Leroy Wright, the youngest of the "Scottsboro Boys," leans heavily toward a semi-sunken grave at Pleasant Garden Cemetery in Chattanooga. The historically black cemetery has been seemingly neglected for decades, despite the occasional surge of community interest. David Young, a resident of the Ridgeside community whose home backs onto the cemetery property, has been fighting the underbrush and rampant foliage growth for three decades.
The alleged headstone of Leroy Wright, the youngest of the "Scottsboro Boys," leans heavily toward a semi-sunken grave at Pleasant Garden Cemetery in Chattanooga. The historically black cemetery has been seemingly neglected for decades, despite the occasional surge of community interest. David Young, a resident of the Ridgeside community whose home backs onto the cemetery property, has been fighting the underbrush and rampant foliage growth for three decades.
Photo by Jake Daniels .
published Monday, February 4th, 2013
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. — In 1931, Alabama wanted to execute the black Scottsboro Boys because two white women claimed they were gang-raped.

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