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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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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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Condemning the Governor and the culture and history of the South, Donald Green argues that the facts in the Scottsboro case do not indicate any guilt on behalf of the Scottsboro Boys.

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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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Edward S. King writes to inform Governor Miller that International Labor Defense lawyers, Allan Taub and Douglas McKenzie, had Communist affiliations.

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Frank A. Clunan, "a native born New Yorker," writes of the "manic Reds" in New York City, who ask people to sign protest telegrams but only do so to stir up trouble. Clunan believes that the Southern states should not be led by Soviet Russia, and…

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A "worker" demands the release of the Scottsboro Boys, whom the "dirty, degenerate, capitalist class" has framed. The letter warns of a workers' mass movement that will overtake the ruling class, as 97% of the people in the world are workers. The…

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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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Martin Flowers urges Governor Miller to "stand firm" in his support for the Scottsboro trial outcome. Flowers identifies himself as a southerner and warns Governor Miller of the dangers of "Communists" and their "propergander" by describing crimes of…
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