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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


Friday, January 28, 2011

Birmingham Museum of Art - "Scottsboro: An American Tragedy"

Ms Sheila Washington, Director of the Scottsboro Boys Museum and Cultural Center introduces the PBS film, "Scottsboro: An American Tragedy"


Dr. Ellen Spears, University of Alabama was present representing the Scottsboro University-Community Partnership in Scholarship, supported by New College, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the UA Council on Community-Based Partnerships, and the Summersell Center for the Study of the South.

Left to Right in the photo: Mrs. Lynda Hodges, Ms. Gretel Johnston, Ms. Sheila Washington and Mr. Garry Morgan.

Lynda, Gretel and Sheila, we arrived early for a tour of the museum, I was very impressed with the Asian pottery/ceramics/jade section and European Renaissance period oil paintings.
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On January the 27th Sheila Washington, Lynda Hodges, Gretel Johnston and Garry Morgan traveled to the Birmingham Museum of Art for an evening of discussion prior and after the PBS film, "Scottsboro: An American Tragedy."
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Ms. Washington introduced the film and we answered questions afterwords.
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Scottsboro: An American Tragedy, PBS, http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/scottsboro/ In this 2001 Academy Award nominated film, filmmakers Barak Goodman and Daniel Ankar retell the extraordinary lost story of the 1931 Scottsboro case, where nine black teenagers were accused of raping two white women. Through never-before-seen-footage, photos, letters, diaries, and eyewitness accounts, Goodman and Ankar give viewers the opportunity to re-examine the case through unbiased eyes.
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Sheila Washington, Founder and Director and Garry Morgan, Historian of the Scottsboro Boys Museum and Cultural Center will introduce the film and lead a post-film discussion.
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Many thanks to the museum staff for their hospitality. Link to the museum: http://www.artsbma.org/visit-the-museum/visitor-information

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