Scottsboro Limited

In the fallout of the Scottsboro controversy of 1931, where 9 Black boys and young men aged 13 to 20 were sentenced to death under false accusation for the alleged rape of two women on a train, Hughes wrote Scottsboro Limited — a radical verse play that urged Black and white workers to ‘raise the red flag’ and sing The Internationale.

Title: Scottsboro Limited
Published: 1931
Genre: Plays