The Scottsboro Boys

Harper Lee reportedly drew on the Scottsboro Boys’ experience when she wrote her classic novel To Kill A Mockingbird, and over the years the case has inspired numerous other books, songs, feature films, documentaries, and a Broadway musical.


They were young, very young, and some of them really needed to be home with their mothers. They were not what you call rowdy. They were just mischievous and wanted to take a ride, but that was the wrong ride to take.”


LEADBELLY “Scottsboro boys” Library of Congress Recordings – YouTube

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