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Alabama To Pardon Scottsboro Boys Who Were Wrongfully Accused Of Rape In 1931 | Your Black World

It was a Broadway play that ran for only six weeks and was nominated for twelve Tony Awards. It seemed like finally Broadway got it right by telling a story that was relevant to African American history. But as previews began opposition was strong.

via Alabama To Pardon Scottsboro Boys Who Were Wrongfully Accused Of Rape In 1931 | Your Black World.

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Exonerating the Scottsboro Nine – NYTimes.com

Decades too late, the Alabama Legislature is moving to grant posthumous pardons to the Scottsboro Boys — the nine black teenagers arrested as freight train hoboes in 1931 and convicted by all-white juries of raping two white women.

via Exonerating the Scottsboro Nine – NYTimes.com.