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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Tuskegee Institute president Robert R. Moton writes to the Governor of Alabama on the school's letterhead, applauding the orderly punishment of crime, but stating that he hopes the courts will be equally just with African Americans as with whites.

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Rev. Burckhardt writes that he believes in "justice and fair play for all men" and hopes that Governor Miller will treat the Scottsboro Boys as innocent until proven guilty, or else there will be "a black mark" on his administration and the state of…

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Paulina Antonuk, "Chairman of Meeting, Lithuanian Working Women's Alliance Branch No. 13," calls for a new trial for the Scottsboro Boys with a "half negro" jury and frames their fate in terms of race and class.

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A. Olson, "Pres., C. Nelson, Secr'y, Vega Lodge #40 (I.O.G.T.)," cites the American Civil Liberties Union reporting on compromised circumstances surrounding the trial and asks for a retrial.

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N. Henshaw writes to Governor Miller that the Scottsboro Boys should have been burned or skinned, makes veiled references to lynching in mentioning that in the past it "wasn't necessary to tax the state with the expense of a trial in a thing of this…

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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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Socorro Rojo Internacional, Sección Salvadoreña, Comite Ejecutivo Nacional—the Salvadoran branch of International Red Aid—demands the immediate release of the Scottsboro Boys, including Eugene Williams, who was sentenced to life imprisonment as…

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Recorded by the secretary of the Farmers Educational League of Wynndel, Canada, this letter is mistakenly addressed to Governor Miller in Birmingham instead of Montgomery. The league protests against the legal lynching of the Scottsboro Boys, and…
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