The Scottsboro Boys Museum has officially reopened—details here

Scottsboro Boys Museum
The community came out to support. (Mountain Lakes Chamber of Commerce)

The newly remodeled Scottsboro Boys Museum officially reopened Wednesday, November 9. After closing in 2020, the museum stayed shut down for over two years but is ready to reopen its doors and welcome guests in with hopes to advance healing, reconciliation and promote civil rights.

Back in action

With a new look, the goal remains the same—the Scottsboro Boys Museum is meant to share the legacy of nine boys who became symbols of racial injustice.

The Scottsboro Boys Museum—what it’s all about

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Honoring the legacy of the Scottsboro Boys. (Mountain Lakes Chamber of Commerce)

Located in the historic Joyce Chapel, The Scottsboro Boys Museum honors the lives and legacies of nine young African Americans who became international symbols of race-based injustice in the American South and celebrates the actions of those who have taken a stand against racial oppression.

People from all over came out to celebrate the exciting reopening and continue to honor this legacy.

“It was a beautiful day to celebrate the Grand Reopening of The Scottsboro Boys Museum! It took many hands to fulfill the vision of the late Sheila Washington, and it is a joy to see the museum complete. People traveled from afar and several special guests were in attendance.”

Mountain Lakes Chamber of Commerce

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Callie Puryear
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