The Scottsboro Boys
– a musical featuring songs by John Kander and Fred Ebb, book by David Thompson
Opened on Broadway in the month of October 2010
–Directed by Susan Stroman
-Uses minstrel show performance style to tell the story of the boys, came under attack by unsupportive protestors who did not approve of minstrel format.
The Scottsboro Boys 2011 Tony Award Performance
“The Scottsboro Boys”
-Song by Leadbelly, released in 1990-
Judge Horton and the Scottsboro Boys
-a movie aired on NBC in 1976
Stories of Scottsboro
-published by James Goodman in 1994 to recount the Scottsboro tragedy from many perspectives
Scottsboro: An American Tragedy
-a documentary releases by PBS in 2000
THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS – Go Back Home
THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS played its final performance on Broadway on December 12th, 2010.
The Central Park Five
The Central Park jogger case (events also referenced as the Central Park Five case) was a criminal case in the United States over the aggravated assault and rape of a white woman in Manhattan’s Central Park on April 19, 1989, occurring during a string of other attacks in the park the same night.
Five male teenagers indicted for raping a woman and other charges; another was given a plea deal and pleaded guilty to assault; four other teenagers were indicted for assault and other charges related to attacks on other persons that night in the park.
- Sexual abuse
- Attempted murder
Guilty; sentences ranged from 5–10 years for four juveniles, and 5–15 years for a 16-year-old who was classified as an adult because of the violent nature of the crime.
Four of the teenagers in the Meili case served 6–7 years in juvenile facilities; one, sentenced as an adult, served 13 years. Four unsuccessfully appealed their convictions in 1991.
After another man was identified as the rapist in 2002, these five convictions were vacated, and the state withdrew all charges against the men.
The five men sued the city for discrimination and emotional distress; the city settled in 2014 for $41 million. They also sued New York State, which settled in 2016 for $3.9 million total.
THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE, THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, AND THE MYTH OF THE BESTIAL BLACKMAN
That Justice is a blind goddess
Is a thing to which we Blacks are wise: Her bandage hides two festering sores That once perhaps were eyes.
– Langston Hughes