Actor to speak at gala to kick off Scottsboro Boys museum project

Actor to speak at gala to kick off Scottsboro Boys museum project

DECATUR, Ala. (WAFF) - On Nov. 14, a famous Alabamian will kick off efforts to build a civil rights museum in Decatur.

Plans center around a historical home possibly involved in the 1931 Scottsboro Boys case. Historians believe one of the accusers, Victoria Price, lived at a Decatur home on Sycamore Street during the landmark trial.

Our news partners at the Decatur Daily say an organization is working to turn that home into a Scottsboro Boys museum.

Actor and former Auburn football player Thom Gossom Jr. will speak at a gala to kick off efforts to create the museum.

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