Scottsboro Boys Trials
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The Erie (Pennsylvania) Ministerial Association (connected to the Volunteer Citizen Committee for the Defense of the Scottsboro Boys) applauds the U.S. Supreme Court for granting a new trial.

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The Second Baptist Church decries the 1931 Scottsboro trial outcomes, deplores lynching, and demands the Scottsboro defendants' unconditional and immediate release. This is a form resolution that was sent by numerous groups and likely was originally…

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Rev. A. V. Pierce, a World War I veteran, wonders why African Americans in the United States may fight for justice but receive none at home. He asks Governor Miller to give justice to African Americans.

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Rev. Allan W. Johnson, a Los Angeles minister, demands the release of the Scottsboro Boys and the enforcement of the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments, which, the writer states, have not been upheld by the "Southern Ruling Class," including Governor…

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Harry Emerson Fosdick, pastor of the historic, inter-denominational Riverside Church, writes to Governor Miller to express concern about Scottsboro and sympathies for the interference of self-interested communist groups who have complicated matters.…

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Albert W. Kauffman, the minister of Plymouth Methodist Protestant Church, writes that, given the evidence, the Scottsboro case seems to be a miscarriage of justice and that cases like it undermine public confidence in the justice system. He hopes…

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The Young Women's Christian Association, Blue Triangle Branch, of Des Moines, Iowa, praises Judge Horton's fair handling of the case so far and asks Governor Miller to move the trial to Birmingham.

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The Berkeley Society of Friends ask for Governor Miller's consideration of the Scottsboro case, as even Judge Horton had made comments about the lack of credibility of the evidence. The group asks for the Scottsboro Boys' release and protection. They…

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The Jackson County [Illinois] Organization of Colored Voters asks Governor Miller to exercise his power in the Scottsboro case and to treat the nine boys like fellow human beings. They ask the Governor to support the Constitution of the United States…

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The members of the Young Women's Christian Association of the University of Nebraska write that they are shocked at the verdict from Haywood Patterson's second trial. They ask that he be pardoned and given safe conduct home, as they do not believe…
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