Musical journey of Scottsboro Boys

Musical journey of Scottsboro Boys

The story of the Scottsboro Boys is one of American shame and tragedy. It’s the story of nine African American boys that board a train to Memphis and end up falsely accused of rape during an Alabama stop. All nine boys fought the case and the original verdict was turned over by the U.S. Supreme Court, but despite recantation and appeals, all the boys died, either at the hand of the prison or due to their time there. It wasn’t until 2002 that the story was dug up by Susan Stroman and brought to musical writers David Thompson, John Kinder, and Fred Ebb. They began writing the scenes and the music, but faced a tragedy of their own when Fred Ebb died in 2004. Ebb’s lyrics were finished by John…
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Scottsboro boys all you need to know

Scottsboro boys all you need to know

The sensational Scottsboro boys continued making headlines since 1931 until the recent 2013. The nine black boys, ranging from the age group 13 to 19 were all falsely accused of raping two white women who were on board the same train with the boys. While after a minor squabble the boys were arrested by the police, the rape charges coming from Ruby Bates and Victoria Price were shocking, not only to the boys but to the entire black and white community of the United States back then. This case caused a lot of uproars even internationally, but this uproar was of no avail to the nine boys, who were crushed under the weight of these false allegations, which led to them spending the prime years of their lives rotting in…
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