Scottsboro, Alabama

Scottsboro, Alabama

A Story in Linoleum Cuts

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Scottsboro, Alabama, which consists of 118 exceptionally powerful linoleum prints, provides a unique graphic history of one of the most infamous, racially-charged episodes in the annals of the American judicial system, and of the racial and class struggle of the time. With a foreword by Robin D.G. Kelley.

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In 1931, nine black youths were falsely accused of raping two white women on a freight train traveling through northern Alabama. They were arrested and tried in four days, convicted of rape, and eight of them were sentenced to death. The ensuing legal battle spanned six years and involved two landmark decisions by the Supreme Court. One of the most well known and controversial legal decisions of our time, the Scottsboro case ignited the collective emotions of the country, which was still struggling to come to terms with fundamental issues of racial equality.

Scottsboro, Alabama, which consists of 118 exceptionally powerful linoleum prints, provides a unique graphic history of one of the most infamous, racially-charged episodes in the annals of the American judicial system, and of the racial and class struggle of the time. Originally printed in Seattle in 1935, this hitherto unknown document, of which no other known copies exist, is presented here for the first time. It includes a foreword by Robin D.G. Kelley and an introduction by Andrew H. Lee. Mr. Lee discovered the book as part of a gift to the Tamiment Library by the family of Joe North, an important figure in the Communist Party-USA, and an editor at the seminal left-wing journal, the New Masses.

A true historical find and an excellent tool for teaching the case itself and the period which it so indelibly marked, this book allows us to see the Scottsboro case through a unique and highly provocative lens.



Baker & Taylor
Presents 118 linocuts by two unknown artists that document the notorious Scottsboro case, in which nine black youths were framed for rape in 1931 and sentenced to death.

Publisher: New York : New York University Press, [2002]
Copyright Date: ©2002
ISBN: 9780814751763
0814751768
Branch Call Number: 345.7302 KHAN
Characteristics: xviii, 147 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Lee, Andrew H.
Perez, Tony

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