Scottsboro Boys


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Scottsboro Boys

1931–37 An Alabama case involving nine black youths accused of raping two young white women.
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Stroman knows about groundbreaking, having created the dance musical Contact, and directed and choreographed the megahit comedy The Producers and the searingly serious Scottsboro Boys.
Hughes similarly links the death penalty to "lawful lynching" in "August 19th: A Poem for Clarence Norris," which he wrote on behalf of one of the Scottsboro boys who was to be executed by electric chair on August 19, 1938 (Norris was eventually pardoned): (47) "For if you let the 'law' kill me, / Are you free?
Richard, who presented the prizes at last year's annual Prize Evening, is assistant choreographer and dance captain for The Scottsboro Boys, which this week won Best Musical at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards.
He has appeared in Lincoln by Steven Spielberg, several films by Spike Lee, Lee Daniels' The Butler, and The Scottsboro Boys on Broadway.
This is a portrait of an American Negro, a Negro artist between the Scottsboro Boys and the Detroit Riots, two years after the great contralto and the very year that Kenny Clarke, Charlie Parker, and Thelonious Monk would jam at Minton's.
Braithwaite was a campaigner for the Scottsboro Boys in 1931 when nine Black teenagers were accused and framed for rape in Alabama by an all-white jury, and an agitator against fascist Italy's invasion of Ethiopia in 1935.
On May Day, a Los Angeles rally at the downtown Plaza attracted over 8,000 progressives, including Communists, Socialists, members of the Epic movement and Utopians, who demonstrated for unemployment insurance and freedom for the Scottsboro Boys, the Sacramento criminal syndicalism defendants, and all other class war prisoners.
Phillip Randolph's Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and the Communist Party's defense of the Scottsboro Boys drew attention to connections between civil rights and labor issues while engaging the curiosity of college-educated African Americans who sought new civil rights strategies (11-12).
BBC broadcaster Gambaccini denied the claims, saying in a statement: "On Monday night, 28 October, I attended an excellent production of the Kander and Ebb musical, the Scottsboro Boys, at the Young Vic theatre.
In a statement, he said: "On Monday night, 28 October, I attended an excellent production of the Kander and Ebb musical, the Scottsboro Boys, at the Young Vic theatre.
Dennis will next move to the 1930s and to the Scottsboro Boys, who were accused and later found innocent of "raping a White girl" in Alabama.
Colman Domingo, a thesp with notable pro credentials ("The Scottsboro Boys," "Passing Strange"), wisely avoids that trap.
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