Scottsboro Boys Trials
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H. M. Darling, an attorney, writes that because under Alabama law bail is allowed to prisoners unless the evidence is strong enough to assuredly convict them, and because Judge Horton doubts the evidence, the Scottsboro Boys are entitled to bail.

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Warren P. Norton—the superintendent of public schools in Meadville, Pennsylvania—writes that although the communists of the International Labor Defense have control of the defense for the Scottsboro Boys, people should not keep from protesting…

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Ernest R. Betz, a senior in high school, writes that a student in his class with radical ideas swayed his classmates to believe that an African American cannot achieve justice in the South. He asks Governor Miller to refute this claim and to provide…

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Three women from Bailey Island, Maine, ask Governor Miller to exert his influence in the Scottsboro case and write that the American people would be like the Nazis of Germany or the despots of Russia if they did not ensure that everyone had a fair…

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Chas. E. Lotreck writes that he had a trip planned to visit his friends in Montgomery, but will be cancelling it since he has learned that the roads were built by chain gangs. He continues that he will not give any money to a state so barbarous.

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Charles Ingram, an attorney, writes that the persecution of the Scottsboro Boys must be stopped. He argues that the lack of medical attention given to Olen Montgomery for his eye ailment is unjustifiable. Lastly, he urges the Governor to move the…

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L. H. Goodshaw questions the handling of the Scottsboro Boys and other prisoners in the Alabama jail system. He wonders why the guards do not do a better job of protecting them, and if the guards order other inmates to accost them. He reminds the…

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Rose Garland Rivers, a university acquaintance of Governor Miller, encloses and explains a clipping that reports of African Americans being lynched or burned "down there." She asks Governor Miller to take this up and correct this false impression of…

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"An Alabaman" writes that he or she has always loved Alabama, but loves justice more. He or she writes that the Scottsboro case has been an outrage, and that white men should realize there are greater ideals than protecting their superiority complex.

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S. O. Rusby writes that it may have been better if "we had left them in Africa and have gone there to elevate them." He adds that it is everyone's responsibility "to make good citizens of these people." He also writes that the North is not guiltless…
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