Scottsboro Boys Trials
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A. E. Merriam writes to Governor Miller that his purpose is to bring to light the undeserved hatred of "Negro People South of the Mason and Dixon's line," and details some of the atrocities committed against African Americans in the South since…

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Agnes Inglis asks that Governor Miller move the Scottsboro Boys' trial to Birmingham so that they may be given a fair trial. She includes a copy for Alabama Attorney General Thomas E. Knight, Jr.

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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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A Southern woman living in New York, Anne Pierce argues that, whether the Scottsboro Boys are guilty, their treatment in jail is "a relic of medieval torture quite indefensible." She writes that handling the youth in this manner does not help prevent…

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Attorney Bernard Breitbart quotes—from a write-up in The New York Times—a comment made by prosecutor Wade Wright that he argues is an insult to Jewish people. Breitbart writes that attorneys know trials must be impartial and that a prosecuting…

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C. H. DuVall, a former slave, writes to ask Governor Miller to stay the Scottsboro Boys' execution. He also requests to have the case further investigated as a favor to the weeping mothers and ex-slaves, as he has heard a lot of doubt about the…

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A young white girl, Carol R. Sloman is concerned about the Scottsboro Boys after reading of the case in the newspaper. She writes that she has had a happy life and has been given many opportunities, and that she has always tried to help others. She…

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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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Charlotte Fox asks Governor Miller to let the law run its course. She writes that women are no match for men in a physical altercation and they they need the law to defend them. She wants the Scottsboro Boys to pay the penalty, and insists that her…

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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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