Outside the Protective Circle of Humanity

August 28th, 2013 by webmaster

Outside the Protective Circle of Humanity
“Scottsboro Boys”: The Fred Hiroshige Photographs

On March 25, 1931, two white women falsely accused nine African-American youth, ages 12 to 19, of raping them. Over the next seven years, “The Scottsboro Boys” endured a series of trials they could not win before all-white juries. After a public outcry and an appeal to the U.S Supreme Court, the defendants were granted new trials in Decatur, Ala. Fred Hiroshige of Decatur was one of six photographers allowed in the courtroom during the 1933 trial of Haywood Patterson.

Courtesy of the Margaret Walker Center and the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life

Nov. 4-Dec. 13, 2013 Ÿ Nov. 7, Opening Lecture Ÿ 7 p.m. Ÿ Johnson Hall Art Gallery