The World of the Scottsboro Boys
Explore the true history of The Scottsboro Boys and learn more about the inspiration for the show! Click the links below for articles, videos, historical images, and more.
On March 25, 1931, nine young African-American boys were pulled off a train falsely accused of rape and sentenced to death in an outrageous miscarriage of justice. These are their stories.
Read the full true story of the Scottsboro Boys here.
Learn more about the grassroots movements, protests, and marches that sprang up across the country in support of the Scottsboro Boys.
Northern and Southern newspapers picked up the sensational story of the Scottsboro trials, but different papers painted vastly different pictures of what was going on.
Read about how the legacy of the Scottsboro trials still impacts our modern criminal justice system, and see how you can get involved.
Watch all of Signature’s videos for The Scottsboro Boys here.
Kander & Ebb chose to tell the story of the Scottsboro Boys in the form of a minstrel show, the most popular live art form in America in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Learn more about the form and history of minstrelsy.
Renowned musical writing team John Kander and Fred Ebb have perfected the art of presenting social commentary as provocative musicals – read about their unique style here.
Director Joe Calarco on the importance and meaning of the show, his approach on directing it, and why we need to tell this story now.
Signature’s Ali’s Bar is now featuring special dishes inspired by the food traditions of Alabama in the 1920s and 30s. Read more about the inspiration for our menu.
The Scottsboro Boys is sponsored by Mike Blank, Bruce A. Cohen, Deborah G. Gandy, Jeffrey Thurston & Charlie Berardesco and Ratner Companies.