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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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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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This international letter asks that the Scottsboro Boys be given a new trial, based on new facts which have come to light. Standing for "the interests of the working class not only in South Africa but throughout the world," the letter urges the…

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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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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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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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In a letter from the Unemployed Council in Corning, New York, the 403 branch members ask that the Scottsboro Boys be released, but believe they will not be released due to oppression of the working class. They argue that the bourgeois class' faulty…

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Workers of Birmingham, Alabama, demand the release of the Scottsboro Boys and the right for African Americans to sit on juries and to vote.

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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 Working Women's Club of New York Mills, Minnesota, protests the Scottsboro Boys' imprisonment and demands their release.
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