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Scottsboro Boys Musical to Host February 28 Panel at Barnes & Noble

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Dr. Kwando Mbiasso Kinshasa
Dr. Kwando Mbiasso Kinshasa
Dr. Kwando Mbiasso Kinshasa, James Goodman, and David Troutt, leading scholars on civil rights and civil liberties, will participate The Scottsboro Boys: A Conversation About the Case and its Legacy, a panel discussion to be held at Barnes & Noble Union Square on February 28 at 6:30pm. The free event is being held in conjunction with the Vineyard Theatre's production of the musical The Scottsboro Boys.

With music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb, and a book by David Thompson, the piece explores the infamous "Scottsboro" case of the 1930's when a group of African-American teenagers were unjustly accused of attacking two white women -- and the boys' attempts to prove their innocence. The panel will explore the history of the events and their meaning today.

The company of The Scottsboro Boys, to be directed by Susan Stroman, will feature two-time Tony winner John Cullum, Colman Domingo, Tony nominee Brandon Victor Dixon, Sean Bradford, Josh Breckenridge, Derrick Cobey, Rodney Hicks, Kendrick Jones, Forrest McClendon, Julius Thomas III, Sharon Washington, Cody Ryan Wise, and Christian White.

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