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Scottsboro Boys

'Scottsboro Boys' Receive Posthumous Pardon

AP | Posted 11.21.2013 | Crime

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's parole board has approved of granting posthumous pardons in the infamous "Scottsboro Boys" rape case. The board m...

Alabama Considers Exonerating The Scottsboro Boys

AP | PHILLIP RAWLS | Posted 02.05.2013 | Black Voices

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- In 1931, Alabama wanted to execute the black Scottsboro Boys because two white women claimed they were gang-raped. Now, state offi...

ACT's Exuberant 'Scottsboro Boys' Flaunts Vitality, Humor in a Grim Tale

Leo Stutzin | Posted 09.01.2012 | San Francisco
Leo Stutzin

2012-07-02-pullquote1.jpgWith The Scottsboro Boys, John Kander and Fred Ebb turned their eyes closer to home, at a horrendous travesty of American justice.

The Fall That Was

Cara Joy David | Posted 05.28.2011 | New York
Cara Joy David

This fall I was puzzled by quite a few things on Broadway. I didn't foresee Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson tumbling so quickly. It had no stars, but neither did Spring Awakening.

Scottsboro: The Musical and the Myth

Ellen Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Ellen Feldman

2010-11-15-scottsboro1.jpgThe word Scottsboro has become iconic in American lore. Everyone knows it stands for a terrible racial injustice, but these days few know the details of the incident or its long aftermath.

Stage Door: The Scottsboro Boys, The Addams Family

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Fern Siegel

The Scottsboro Boys is an astounding production. In the guise of a minstrel show, it tells the tragic story of nine black boys falsely charged with raping two white women in Alabama in 1931.