Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Scottsboro Boys Photo Exhibit

"An exhibit of historic photographs documenting the 1933 retrial of one of the Scottsboro Boys defendants will be on display at the University of Alabama’s Paul R. Jones Gallery of Art in downtown Tuscaloosa until Feb. 21.

The exhibit “Scottsboro Boys: The Fred Hiroshige Photographs” opened Friday and features images from the Morgan County Archives. The photos record the second trial of Haywood Patterson, one of the nine black teenagers pulled from a train in Paint Rock in 1931 and falsely accused of raping two white women.

There will be two free talks in conjunction with the exhibit. Robin D.G. Kelley, the Gary Nash professor of American history at the University of California-Los Angeles, will speak at 7 p.m. Feb. 6 in Room 205 of the Gorgas Library, and Dan T. Carter, Education Foundation professor emeritus at the University of South Carolina and author of “Scottsboro: A Tragedy of the American South,” will speak at a reception from 5-7:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Jones Gallery.

The gallery at 2308 Sixth St. is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursday from noon to 8 p.m." Tuscaloosa News, Jan. 13, 2014.

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