Scottsboro Boys Trials
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In this telegram, "Mme St Clair" of New York pleads with Governor Miller for pardons for the Scottsboro Boys and offers to take their place in the electric chair.

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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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This form postcard from the International Labor Defense, signed and sent by Bertha Markowitz from Brooklyn, New York, asks for immediate release of the Scottsboro Boys. The front of the postcard includes a photo of the Scottsboro Boys and slogans…

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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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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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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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Three women from Bailey Island, Maine, ask Governor Miller to exert his influence in the Scottsboro case and write that the American people would be like the Nazis of Germany or the despots of Russia if they did not ensure that everyone had a fair…

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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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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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