Scottsboro Boys Trials
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The New York District International Labor Defense, the legal arm of the American Communist Party, prepared this flyer urging people to send telegrams to Governor Miller, Attorney General Knight, Judge Horton, President Roosevelt, and Chief Justice…

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Sent to "the Governor of Alabama," from the Scottsboro Defense Committee of Philadelpia, this flyer advertises a march from Philadelphia to Washington, to be held on April 26, 1933, in protest against the "legal lynching" of the nine defendants. It…

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This letter to Governor Miller asks that Haywood Patterson be pardoned, given the confession of Ruby Bates.

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The Berkeley Society of Friends ask for Governor Miller's consideration of the Scottsboro case, as even Judge Horton had made comments about the lack of credibility of the evidence. The group asks for the Scottsboro Boys' release and protection. They…

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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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Cámara del Trabajo del Estado de Nuevo León protests the Scottsboro Boys' 1931 conviction and demands their release.This letter arrived after the executions were stayed pending the Alabama Supreme Court appeal. Cámara del Trabajo del Estado de…

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Carl O. Tangen, editor of the Norwegian Syndicalist Federation's organ "Alarm," protests the conviction of the Scottsboro Boys in the 1933 Decatur trials, presided over by Judge Horton. Tangen argues that this most recent sentence is an expression of…

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The Comité Mooney-Scottsboro, Section de Lille, France, responds to rumors of Haywood Patterson's death after a prison revolt. The letter questions this version of events, expresses strong doubt about Patterson's conviction based on the evidence,…

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David H. Pierce, president of the Cleveland Branch of the NAACP, writes that he has collected a large file on the Scottsboro case, and given all the information, does not believe the boys to be guilty. He insists that if the Scottsboro Boys are…

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This sender—"a working woman"—recognizes that the Southern ruling class uses racism and rape accusations to divide the white and black working class so that they do not unite and fight for workers rights together. The author declares that the…
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