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.