The Scottsboro Boys Museum is reopening after extensive renovations

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (WAFF) – The Scottsboro Boys Museum officially reopened Wednesday after being closed since early 2020.

The museum closed at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and has remained closed due to renovations and the death of its executive director, Shelia Washington.

The Scottsboro Boys Museum highlights the stories of nine black men who were falsely accused of raping two white women. They were tried in Scottsboro in 1931 and sentenced to death. The United States Supreme Court twice overturned their convictions, but the nine served a total of 102 years in prison.

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