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Scottsboro Boys at the Guthrie and at the library

My faithful reader (you know who you are) may remember last month when I tied in the Science Museum’s Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit to UST library resources.  Well, I’m leaning on the cultural resources of our community again to highlight even more resources.  The Guthrie Theater’s production of The Scottsboro Boys is an excellent and must-see-soon (it’s ending Sept. 25) show about the case, spanning most of the 1930’s , when 9 African-American men were unjustly accused of a horrible crime.

The African American Studies Center covers the incident in great detail.  You can read transcripts of the Supreme Court cases (Norris vs. Alabama and Powell vs. Alabama)  in the U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs (compliments of the Law Library).  Using our new search engine Summon, you can search on Scottsboro boys and limit to resources before 12/31/37, to get articles written about the case while it happening.  You get several perspectives on the case, the incident, and the play by using Blackwell Reference Online.  And if you’re not much of a reader (again, you know who you are), why not watch the 90 minute documentary Scottsboro: An American Tragedy from Films on Demand?

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