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Seventy-three Auto Union members protest the 1933 Decatur trial at a meeting. Their resolution claims that "lynch spirit" prevented the selection of an impartial jury and holds the Governor responsible for the Scottsboro Boys' safety. This group was…

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The Polish Workers Club, Branch 57, of Brooklyn, New York, demand a new trial for Haywood Patterson, change of venue to Birmingham, and the immediate release of all Scottsboro defendants after the March 133 Decatur trial. The Polish Workers Club is…

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Five thousand Westside Negro workers in Chicago demand change of venue, protection, and immediate release after the March 133 Decatur trial. The resolution also contains demands including protection for Negro families from labor agents, relief for…

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The United Association of Journeymen Plumbers and Steamfitters, Local Union No. 139, demand the unconditional release and protection of the Scottsboro defendants following the March 1933 verdict in Judge Horton's Decatur court. This resolution…

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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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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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The Taxi Workers Union protests the Scottsboro trials and declares the defendants' innocence. For the 1933 Judge Callahan trials, they ask that the ILD be given the time needed to prepare their defense and get an affidavit for Ruby Bates. They…

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Union members of the International Association of Projectionists and Sound Engineers in North America write that the White Ruling Class of Alabama prevents the Scottsboro Boys from having a fair trial, as they do not have a jury of their peers. The…

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The Federated Ironworkers' Association of Australia, Newcastle Branch, protests the March 1933 Decatur verdicts, demands the defendants' immediate release, and blames their convictions on a "frameup" by Ruby Bates and Victoria Price.

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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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