Letter from Frank A. Clunan in New York, New York, to His Excellency in Montgomery, Alabama.
Scottsboro Trial, Scottsboro, Ala., 1931; African Americans--Civil rights--Alabama; African Americans--Imprisonment--Alabama; Miller, Benjamin Meek, 1864-1944; Communist Party of the United States
Frank A. Clunan, "a native born New Yorker," writes of the "manic Reds" in New York City, who ask people to sign protest telegrams but only do so to stir up trouble. Clunan believes that the Southern states should not be led by Soviet Russia, and offers Northern help in creating a united front against them. The letter uses red type for the word "Reds," in reference to communists.
Clunan, Frank A.
Alabama Governor, Scottsboro Case appeals to the Governor, SG004234, Folder 24, Alabama Dept. of Archives and History
United States--New York--New York
New York, N.Y.
May 9th, 1931.
To His EXCELLENCY,
Enclosed: you will pleas find; a newspaper
article, which was out from the "Daily Worker" a very
sordid and militant newspaper; the central official
organ of the "Communists", that demented race, of
undesirable aliens, better known as the (Reds); who
are causing us so much trouble lately.
Those maniac (Reds), have been running all
over N.Y.City., asking everybody to put their names
on that telegram of protest, that was sent to you, asking
for a new trial for the eight negro boys convicted at
Scottsboro, the (Reds), are never sincere in what ever
they undertake to do; they do not care a rap what happ-
end to those boys, only it makes something to fight
about, and they would rather fight than eat.
And as for the those, who put their names on
that protest telegram, well you know Governor, some folks,
have their brains in the seat of their pantaloons.
It would be just too bad, is the Southern people,
could not manage their own States, with out being dictated
to by agents, from that (Babylon Despot) called "Soviet Russia"
And as for, that "horse-pond"--they like so
much to take, that is a good tip, for us to get our rifles
ready and take a train for Alabama, to help you hold that
pond: for you know Governor, that hatchet, is buried: it
is now "One for All and All for One".
Frank A. Cluman
A native born New Yorker.