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This resolution from 400 workers and farmers assembled for the May Day Conference in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, protests the conviction of Haywood Patterson at the 1933 trial and demands immediate release for all the Scottsboro Boys. It connects…

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The Workers Ex-servicemen's League, Staten Island Post No. 174—a branch of an international veterans organization with ties to the Communist Party—reacts to the Haywood Patterson verdict at the March 1933 trial in Decatur. The resolution asks…

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Sent after the 1933 Decatur trial presided over by Judge Horton, this resolution from the Central Unemployed Council of Mansfield, Ohio, demands a change of venue to Birmingham, the release of the Scottsboro Boys and protection for them from…

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The Labour Defence League National Headquarters in Wellington, New Zealand, demands the immediate release of the Scottsboro Boys. The resolution notes "hundreds" of letters of protest from New Zealand workers citing the "true facts" of the case.…

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Union des Ouvriers de la Solidarité Économique d'Haiti protests the Alabama Supreme Court's decision to uphold the execution of the Scottsboro Boys and calls for their immediate and unconditional release. The resolution includes a specific…

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In this resolution, the International Class War Prisoners Aid (ICWPA), Australian Section, protest the 1931 Scottsboro trial sentencing and demand the immediate, unconditional release of the defendants. The document includes efforts to compare…

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The Second Baptist Church decries the 1931 Scottsboro trial outcomes, deplores lynching, and demands the Scottsboro defendants' unconditional and immediate release. This is a form resolution that was sent by numerous groups and likely was originally…

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This form postcard from the International Labor Defense, signed and sent by Bertha Markowitz from Brooklyn, New York, asks for immediate release of the Scottsboro Boys. The front of the postcard includes a photo of the Scottsboro Boys and slogans…

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After the 1933 trial presided over by Judge Callahan, 30 members of the Karl Marx Pioneers—a Communist Party-affiliated youth organization—demands the immediate release of the Scottsboro Boys, declares their innocence, and asks for their…

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Mary J. Biggs, an Alabamian, writes that the International Labor Defense asked her for a contribution to the Scottsboro Boys' fund. Because she did not have the money, she decides to write to Governor Miller to ask that he protect the boys.
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