working with a consortium of higher-education institutions including the University of Alabama, Alabama A&M University, Auburn University and Tuskegee University as well as prominent Scottsboro scholars from across the country to further develop educational programming, multi-media exhibits and promotional materials. Led by the University of Alabama’s New College and Center for Ethics & Social Responsibility, college students developed this website and a brochure about the Museum. Internships by graduate and undergraduate students from Alabama universities also support the museum’s research and educational goals.The partnership among the museum’s local board of directors, scholars and student interns allows the museum to sensitively explore and preserve the past in an area where memories of a controversial racial history were resisted for many years. Local schools often skimmed over the topic, barely mentioning the Scottsboro Boys and their historic cases. Today, a different attitude exists. In addition to the university consortium, the Jackson County Legislative Delegation, Jackson County Chamber of Commerce and Scottsboro Multicultural Foundation support the museum and its mission.
The Scottsboro Boys Museum and Cultural Center is supported in part by a Partnerships-in-Scholarship grant from the Ford Foundation and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
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