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The Scottsboro Boys - Minstrelsy Turned On Its Head
"This horrific chapter of American history - nine black teenagers pulled off a train and falsely accused of raping two white women in Alabama in 1931, then subjected to Southern justice at its most criminally graphic - was far too serious to be presented in so cavalier and racially volatile a format, let alone by a white creative team." Candace Allen - with reference to her grandmother and Aunt Billie, who remember the case - says that Kander & Ebb pulled it off. The Guardian (UK) 10/29/13
Posted October 30, 2013 12:58 AM

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