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This petition from International Labor Defense in Seattle, Washington, demands the immediate release of the nine Scottsboro Boys with signatures, addresses, and donation amounts.

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The International Labor Defense decries the Birmingham jail guards' reported mistreatment of the Scottsboro defendants incarcerated there and demands that these guards be punished. This telegram was one of a group of correspondences that protests…

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Signed by National Secretary William L. Patterson of the International Labor Defense, this telegram to Governor Miller represents "millions of white and negro workers outraged" by the events in Scottsboro and the "lies" spreading about an alleged…

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The Workers Peasants Defense Society, a communist group, protests the "unchristian, uncivilized, inhuman" execution of the Scottsboro Boys and demands their immediate release. This telegram was sent to Governor Miller during the U.S. Supreme Court's…

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Socorro Rojo Juventud Comunista Unión Sindical (International Red Aid Communist Youth Union), representing Colombian workers, protests the repression of the Scottsboro Boys and demands their freedom. This telegram arrived in the same month that the…

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Confederación Sindical Latinoamericana (Latin American Trade Union Confederation), on behalf of Central and South American workers, protests the 1931 convictions of the Scottsboro Boys and calls for their immediate release. This organization was the…

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In this telegram, Just Songeon, a Communist teacher and poet living in Annemasse, France, demands the liberation of the Scottsboro Boys.

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This telegram from 25,000 workers and 1,000 visitors of Rote Hilfe Schweiz (Red Aid in Switzerland) protests "the death of those Negro boys." It protests their deaths following the 1931 stay of execution pending appeal to the Alabama Supreme Court.…

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Signed by Unemployed Councils, Branch 1 from a "Local Anti-Fascist Conference" on December 10, 1933, this form resolution heeds the "call of the I.L.D." in protesting the "outrageous procedure and conduct of the Scottsboro trials." It expresses…

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This resolution from the Haywood Patterson Branch of the International Labor Defense demands the Scottsboro Boys' immediate release, the enforcement of the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments, and "the immediate assurance of equality for the Negro…
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