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Cámara del Trabajo del Estado de Nuevo León protests the Scottsboro Boys' 1931 conviction and demands their release.This letter arrived after the executions were stayed pending the Alabama Supreme Court appeal. Cámara del Trabajo del Estado de…

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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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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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The members of the E. C. Fellows Lodge, No. 143, Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen of Oakland, California, mention to Governor Miller that railroad veterans believe that women who ride trains are vagrants and prostitutes who cannot…

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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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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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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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Paulina Antonuk, "Chairman of Meeting, Lithuanian Working Women's Alliance Branch No. 13," calls for a new trial for the Scottsboro Boys with a "half negro" jury and frames their fate in terms of race and class.

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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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