Stage Props for Scottsboro Boys Stage Play

I was invited to create signs to be used as props during the performance of Live From Death Row: The Scottsboro Boys.

Presented in collaboration with Celebration Arts and St. Hope, the Scottsboro Boys played at the Guild Theater on Oak Park, Sacramento, CA.

About the Show

The historic event was, in many ways, something of a vaudeville. But also, as revealed early on, the first four of the nine to get released (after seven years) appeared within a matter of weeks in a New York vaudeville show. The case highlighted several elements of American culture – the exploitation of racism by the two women who falsely accused these young Black men; and the Communist Party’s exploitation of racism in its efforts to recruit African Americans.

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