Off-Broadway Musical (2010)
The Scottsboro Boys: the Musical Lyrics
Music and Lyrics by John Kander & Fred Ebb
Book by David Thompson
Based on the Scottsboro Boys trial
Direction and choreography by Susan Stroman
The show deals with the famous Scottsboro case of the 1930s, in which a group of young African American teenagers were accused of raping two white women on a freight train to Memphis, Tennessee. Their attempts to prove their innocence and their treatment by the justice system, which provoked a national outrage, sparked the American Civil Rights movement.
The Scottsboro Boys the Musical Lyrics