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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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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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The anonymous sender of this letter writes that Alabama is his or her native state, and hopes that Governor Miller will save its "fair name." The writer asks the Governor to do something, "if you have to take those negroes out and shoot them." The…

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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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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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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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