Museum History

The Scottsboro Multicultural Foundation established the Scottsboro Boys Museum and Cultural Center in 2010. The Museum’s opening was the culmination of a 17-year effort led by Scottsboro native Shelia Washington, chairperson of the Museum and executive committee member of the Foundation, to bring honor and dignity to the lives and cases of nine black teenagers accused of raping two white women while traveling through Jackson County on a train in 1931.