Scottsboro Boys Trials
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Signed by "Mrs. J. E. Andrews, President," this telegram from the Women's National Association for the Preservation of the White Race requests that Governor Miller take no further action towards the Decatur trial, presided over by Judge Horton, until…

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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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Forderick Kassen assures Governor Miller that people in Iowa, and people outside of the Southeast in general, want to see the Scottsboro Boys hanged, though the United States Supreme Court has ordered a retrial. He hopes that Alabama will continue…

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Concerned that the state has spent a lot of money on the trial of the Scottsboro Boys and will spend more yet, two "citizens and tax payers of Jefferson County, Alabama" offer to perform the Scottsboro Boys' execution for free. They mention to…

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This anonymous letter suggests that African Americans should have never come to the United States, but that the people of Alabama could "wipem all out in a few days." The sender insists that the Scottsboro Boys be given a new trial so that they could…

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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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