The "Scottsboro Stories" blog reflects the writings, photographs, arrangements, opinions and musings of me, Garry L. Morgan, only. I do not represent the Scottsboro Boys Museum or the Scottsboro Multicultural Foundation - the parent organization of the Scottsboro Boys Museum. I receive no profit from this endeavor. This blog is for educational purposes and that of open expression about racial and sexual discrimination, institutional and personal racism and the deadliest war of all time - "The Culture War."


The Ledger: "Scottsboro, Ala., Museum Opens to Mark a Shameful Case "

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

November Was Native American Heritage Month

Trail of Tears -  Cherokee Removal Orders

In a web portal developed by the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, the celebration was proclaimed as “National American Indian Heritage Month.” Similar proclamations were made under variations on the name (including ‘Native American Heritage Month’ and ‘National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month’).

Link - Visit Cherokee Nation

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Womens Equality Day 2015 - August 26, 2015

Celebrate Equality Day – August 26th is the anniversary of national woman suffrage. Across the seventy-two years between the first major women’s rights conference at Seneca Falls, New York, in 1848, and the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, thousands of people participated in marches through cities like New York and Washington DC, wrote editorials and pamphlets, gave speeches all over the nation, lobbied political organizations, and held demonstrations with the goal of achieving voting rights for women. Women also picketed the White House with questions like, “Mr. President, what are you going to do about woman’s suffrage?” “Mr. President, how long must women wait for liberty?” This was the first time in history that a group of  women picketed the White House. For more info go to:

Women's Suffrage Timeline

One of my favorite videos on this issue, catchy and helps folks to remember the importance of Womens Suffrage and their fight for voting rights and equality.

A Story of Horror in the History of the United States of America. We must never forget our history so we may never repeat it.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Asian American and Pacific Islanders History Month - May 2015

From the Smithsonian: "Asian and Pacific Americans make up more than 5% of the U.S. population, over 17 million people—and those numbers are growing. Their ancestral roots represent over 50% of the world, extending from East Asia to Southeast Asia, and from South Asia to the Pacific Islands and Polynesia." The Asian Pacific American Story   The Asian Pacific American Story -

The White House Summit on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders - Opening Program

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Music Heals the Soul - The Klan, Music and Change - The Story of Daryl Davis and the KKK

Racism and people's hatred may be healed.

This is a true story about a world traveled musician changing the lives of Klansman.

Photo from Daryl Davis, story by Rebecca Savastio published on line at  Fair Use for non-profit Race Relations education and news reporting.

"Daryl Davis is no ordinary musician. He’s played with President Clinton and tours the country playing “burnin’ boogie woogie piano” and sharing musical stylings inspired by greats like Fats Domino, Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis. He’s a highly respected and electrifying performer who is currently an integral member of The Legendary Blues Band (formerly known as the Muddy Waters Band,) and he rocks the stage all over the nation...It was 1983 and Davis was playing country western music in an (informally) all-white lounge. He was the only black musician in the place and when his set was over, a man approached him."

At the stories end, Davis tells Ms. Sevastio - “When two enemies are talking they’re not fighting.”

The rest is history, please read more about this marvelous story about people and how music truly soothes the soul. Story link at: 

Daryl Davis's Book

G-MAN Interview

Music of Daryl Davis, oh man, he makes the keys sing.

Changing the Klan

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Remembering the Holocaust - Hitlers Racist Model was American in Origins

The Nazis studied intently how the U.S. Government exterminated Native Americans.
The Nazis also sent envoys to study the concept of Jim Crow discrimination in the early 1930's.

 The U.S. Holocaust Museum, Days of Remembrance:

Photos -

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Womens History Month - March 2015

"“Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives” is the theme for National Women’s History Month 2015.
The theme presents the opportunity to weave women’s stories – individually and collectively – into the essential fabric of our nation’s history." Brochure -

IN HONOR OF WOMEN HISTORY MONTH 2015 Inspirational Quotes By Famous Women

Secretary of the Air Force: Women's History Month

Deaf Women History Month - 2015

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Black History Month 2015

Why Do We Need Black History Month?

An Alabama-based racial justice group is courting controversy for its plan to mark the locations where white mobs hung African-American men, women and children from trees and telephone poles in southern U.S. states for more than 70 years. The Equal Justice Initiative has compiled an inventory of 3,959 victims of “racial terror lynchings” that occurred in 12 Southern states from 1877 to 1950.

From the report - "...racial terror lynching was much more prevalent than previously reported."

African American Lynching Victims by State, 1877-1950
Alabama 326
Arkansas 503
Florida 331
Georgia 586
Kentucky 154
Louisiana 540
Mississippi 576
North Carolina 102
South Carolina 164
Tennessee 225
Texas 376
Virginia 76
Total 3959

Lynchings were not restricted to the south as shown by this 1930 lynching in Marion, Indiana.

(photo by G. Morgan)
Every Sunday in February - The Scottsboro Boys Museum and Cultural Center will present programs begining at 2:30 pm.  Presented in the community where the Civil Rights era as we know it today began in America. Experience historically significant events from nationally known writers and speakers. Location and directions: 428 W. Willow St., Scottsboro, Al., 35768

Eric Garner being strangled to death by NYC Police (fair use for non-profit news reporting - photo by Ramsey Orta, video )
A discussion on Race & Police:

A couple of other takes from Black Folk.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Martin Luther King, Jr. Speech at Stanford University, April 16, 1967 - "The Other America"

Martin Luther King's Final Speech: 'I've Been to the Mountaintop'