Scottsboro

David Thompson on WBUR

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The writer of the book for The Scottsboro Boys discusses the true history behind the show and the use of minstrelsy to tell the story.

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Scottsboro Boys Timeline

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A timeline of the twists and turns of the real-life case of the Scottsboro Boys that shocked the nation and helped launch the American civil rights movement.

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Road Show Host Greg Maraio

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On Monday, November 14th at 7:30pm, SpeakEasy’s friends and family will gather at the Calderwood Pavilion for our entertaining and hilarious third-annual fall benefit performance!  This year’s show, The SpeakEasy Traveling Road Show Spectacular, pairs some of Boston’s favorite artists with SpeakEasy supporters in a wild night of vaudevillian-style twists and turns where absolutely anything can happen! A traveling road show is […]

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Road Show Spectacular

Playwright Walt McGough

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Find out what to expect from The SwellTime Variety Hour and how it got its inspiration from old-time radio shows.

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Spread The Word

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Confronting the Legacy

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Confronting the Legacy: The Scottsboro Boys and Minstrelsy  Helen Deborah Lewis, Ph.D., The Boston Conservatory Minstrelsy is not alone. The history of American popular entertainment includes countless stereotypes of specific ethnic and immigrant groups. Though black people were not the sole victims of artistic mockery—the drunk Irishman and money-grubbing Jew were among some of the […]

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Scottsboro

David Thompson on WBUR

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The writer of the book for The Scottsboro Boys discusses the true history behind the show and the use of minstrelsy to tell the story.

read more
Scottsboro

Scottsboro Boys Timeline

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A timeline of the twists and turns of the real-life case of the Scottsboro Boys that shocked the nation and helped launch the American civil rights movement.

read more