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The Russian Farmers and Workers Maxim Gorky Club attribute the March 1933 Haywood Patterson verdict to "rampant class hatred and wanton persecution of colored people by the courts of the ruling class of the USA." The resolution demands the immediate…

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Sent by the Cosmopolitan Club of New York University after the 1933 Decatur trial presided over by Judge Horton, this resolution demands a change of venue to Birmingham, the release of the Scottsboro Boys, protection for them and their attorneys from…

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Schutz-Verband Deutscher Katastrophenopfer E.V. calls for the release of the Scottsboro defendants. The resolution describes the implications for human civilization if the Scottsboro Boys are killed instead of cared for and views the case from an…

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In this resolution, the International Class War Prisoners Aid (ICWPA), Australian Section, protest the 1931 Scottsboro trial sentencing and demand the immediate, unconditional release of the defendants. The document includes efforts to compare…

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Signed and sent by Elena Paskel, this form postcard is from the Church, School, Fraternal and Social Services Groups of Philadelphia, who cooperate with the Scottsboro Case Committee of Philadelphia. The postcard enumerates the group's appeals in…

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After the 1933 trial presided over by Judge Callahan, 30 members of the Karl Marx Pioneers—a Communist Party-affiliated youth organization—demands the immediate release of the Scottsboro Boys, declares their innocence, and asks for their…

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Signed by "Dr. George G. Mehlen" and representing 1,161 members, this letter from the Negro Businessmen's League (NBL) of Corona, New York, protests the 1933 verdicts from Judge Callahan's court and declares the Scottsboro defendants' innocence. It…

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The Delta Sigma Theta sorority of Ardwick, Maryland, asks Governor Miller to free the Scottsboro Boys at once and to do away with lynch law. The group asks him to uphold justice, as the eyes of the world are on Alabama.

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The St. Louis Association of Colored Women ask Governor Miller to move the Scottsboro Boys' trial to Birmingham.

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The Executive Committee of the National Committee for the Defense of Political Prisoners writes that members have heard of starvation and brutal tactics carried out by the officials at the Birmingham County jail against the Scottsboro Boys. They…
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