Saturday, November 23, 2013

In the News Again: The Scottsboro Boys

Alabama Pardons 3 ‘Scottsboro Boys’ After 80 Years. (The New York Times, 11/21/2013)

Excerpt:   But Sheila Washington’s interest in the Scottsboro Boys was born of a less prominent moment: She came across a copy of Mr. Patterson’s memoir in a bedroom when she was 17 years old and vowed to help the men get justice. She later founded the Scottsboro Boys Museum and Cultural Center and, in 2009, began a campaign to seek pardons for the men, with the backing of researchers and lawyers throughout the state.

Scottsboro:  An American Tragedy.  PBS timeline.

The Scottsboro Boys:  The Musical.

Scottsboro Boys.  University of Notre Dame OpenCourseWare.

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