Scottsboro Boys Trials
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Signed by "Mrs. J. E. Andrews, President," this telegram from the Women's National Association for the Preservation of the White Race requests that Governor Miller take no further action towards the Decatur trial, presided over by Judge Horton, until…

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The anonymous sender of this letter writes that Alabama is his or her native state, and hopes that Governor Miller will save its "fair name." The writer asks the Governor to do something, "if you have to take those negroes out and shoot them." The…

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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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Mary J. Biggs, an Alabamian, writes that the International Labor Defense asked her for a contribution to the Scottsboro Boys' fund. Because she did not have the money, she decides to write to Governor Miller to ask that he protect the boys.

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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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Ruth Pointer, a woman born in Alabama, writes that she dislikes Alabama's motto, "Here We Rest," and that Alabama will not only "rest" but go backward if it allows the execution of the Scottsboro Boys. She offers that Alabama should change its motto…

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"An Alabaman" writes that he or she has always loved Alabama, but loves justice more. He or she writes that the Scottsboro case has been an outrage, and that white men should realize there are greater ideals than protecting their superiority complex.

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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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Flora Y. Hatcher, an Alabamian, writes that she is disappointed in the miscarriage of justice in Alabama and urges the governor to move the succeeding trials to Birmingham. She worries that the state has been condemned before the nation and praises…

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J. A. Hendrix, a "friend and well wisher" of Governor Miller, congratulates the Governor on his performance in office so far and praises him for having great courage. He writes in detail that he agrees with the Governor on the "school" issue. He also…
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