Scottsboro Unmasked: Decatur’s Story

- Towns, Peggy Allen*
An intriguing account of the 1930s civil rights case of the Scottsboro Boys. The presentation presents the saga of nine black youth, falsely accused of raping two white women. Retrials unfold against the backdrop of an economically depressed town, energized by an inferno of lies, bigotry, and violence.

Take a journey and see the impact the trials had on this small Alabama town, while unmasking the courage of fearless men who rattled America's conscience by challenging decades of discrimination and injustices within Alabama’s legal system. The trials sparked international attention and produced two landmark United States Supreme Court decisions.

PowerPoint Presentation on USB (can bring laptop): Microphone, screen, and LCD projector needed.