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"The Scottsboro Boys" To Be Honored in New Museum and Musical

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'The Scottsboro Boys' To Be Honored in New Museum and MusicalThe nine African American men were wrongly accused of rape nearly a century ago.

"The Scottsboro Boys" To Be Honored in New Museum and Musical

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Almost a century after being wrongly accused of rape -- nine african american men, known as the "scottsboro boys" -- will be honored in a new museum in alabama!

The museum's plans will be unvielded at an annual gala in decatur next month.

The nine men -- who ranged in age from 13 to 20 years old -- were accused of raping two white women on a train in 1931.

Eight were convicted.

It made its way all the way to the u-s supreme court.

The court ruled in the landmark case that african american people had to be on the jury and ordered retrials.

In 2013 -- governor robert bentley signed legislation exonerating them.

Earlier this year -- the princess theatre in decatur announced they'll have the musical "the scottsboro boys."

It tells the story of those 9 men as they traveled on the train through scottsboro in 1931 ... in search of a new life.

It was nominated for 12-tony awards ... but has never been performed in alabama.

Preformances are set to begin in winter of 2020 -- but exact dates have not been announced just yet.

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