Topic: The Scottsboro Boys
Alabama has granted posthumous pardons to the last three of nine black men convicted in 1931 of raping two white women. The saga of the Scottsboro Boys yielded landmark US Supreme Court decisions about racial justice.
The Alabama legislature voted unanimously to grant posthumous pardons for the 'Scottsboro Boys,' nine black teens wrongly convicted of raping two white women in 1931. The pardons now await the governor's approval.
Tony Awards: On a night when the hilariously profane 'The Book of Mormon' reigned supreme, the famously troubled 'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark' got attention both positive and negative at Sunday's Tonys.
06/13/2011 10:50 am
Male-focused and male-written shows dominate this year's Tony nominations. Most went to Americans who have won before, changing trends that rewarded Brits and newcomers.
05/03/2011 03:54 pm