Award-winning history professor, students highlight Arkansas ‘Scottsboro’ case

Over 80 years after the execution of two young Black men in Blytheville, researchers write their story to help move Arkansas forward

Dora Bradley, Emily Housdan, and Revis Edmonds pose at the Arkansas Historical Association conference in DeGray Lake State Park on April 15, 20223. (Photo Courtesy of Dr. David Ware)

Eighty-four years ago, two young Black men were executed after they were convicted of raping a white woman and assaulting her boyfriend in Blytheville, in what’s known as the Arkansas “Scottsboro” case.