Center for the Study of Public History and Public Culture

The Center for the Study of Public History and Public Culture provides an intellectual and practical forum for discussion of the problems and promise of public history and culture. By promoting collaborative projects with cultural institutions across the United States and abroad, the Center is able to share the latest historical knowledge and interpretive methods with the general public through the research, exhibits, and other projects it supports. To learn more, contact the Center by calling (202) 994-3986 or emailing csph@gwu.edu.

Probing the Notorious Scottsboro Trial

American Studies professor James Miller authored Remembering Scottsboro: The Legacy of an Infamous Trial. Covering the infamous trial of eight young black men who were arrested and charged with raping two white women in Scottsboro, Alabama in 1931, Miller examines the impact of the case on the perceptions of race, justice, class, and gender in America.