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SCOTTSBORO BOYS MUSEUM & CULTURAL CENTER OPENING STORIES

The Ledger: "Scottsboro, Ala., Museum Opens to Mark a Shameful Case " http://www.theledger.com/article/20100221/NEWS/2215011


Sunday, February 14, 2010

The Scottsboro Boys Museum and Cultural Center, Black History Month Program, February 14, 2010

Mrs. Doris Hutchins of Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church plays piano for the Stevenson, Alabama Youth choir.

Singers from the Stevenson Youth Choir grace the halls of Joyce Chapel with beautiful sounds of soulful music.


Rev. Gary Speers delivers welcome speech. Rev. Speers is a Scottsboro City Council Member and on the Board of Directors of the Scottsboro Jackson County Multicultural Heritage Foundation and Scottsboro Boys Museum Executive Committee member. Mr. Speers has been instrumental in assuring this museum has come to fruition.


Mrs. Kim Speers, Board of Directors Scottsboro Jackson County Multicultural Heritage Foundation and Scottsboro Boys Museum Executive Committee member. Ms. Speers spoke on African American History. Ms. Speers is a Librarian for the Scottsboro City Schools system.


How beautiful the youthful voices sounded in the 106 year old Joyce Chapel. Joyce Chapel was originally built in 1878 and rebuilt in 1904.


The Stevenson, Alabama Youth choir sung several songs.




Mrs. Hutchins tells the group of 20 on this cold February day about how special the museum is to Jackson County and our nation.



Mr. J.D. Stevens and wife. Mr. Stevens told the group about several stories he remembers from the 1940's.


The Scottsboro Boys in Scottsboro with full contingent of National Guard. This is a very rare picture from The Progressive Age, Apr. 4, 1931. Mr. Mel Klepper donated the newspaper to the museum.

Ms. Sheila Washington delivers invocation. Ms. Washington was the initial driving force for the museum. Ms. Washington also made a presentation related to little known facts of Black history in our nation.


Mr. Franklin McDaniels played several songs on the harmonica. Mr. McDaniels has a fantastic baritone voice as was evident from an archipelago presentation.. Music was a very special part of today's event.



Today's guest speaker was Ms. Frazine Taylor. Ms. Taylor will be rescheduled due to inclimate weather as she lives in Montgomery. Ms. Taylor is the Author of "Researching African American Genealogy in Alabama: A Resource Guide."

The group was small today, 20, due to inclement weather, however this was one of the most interesting and spiritually moving sessions to date.

Many thanks to all who attended and made this event possible.

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