Letter from Thos E. Mountford in Wynndel, British Columbia, Canada, to Governor B. M. Miller in Birmingham, Alabama.

Title

Letter from Thos E. Mountford in Wynndel, British Columbia, Canada, to Governor B. M. Miller in Birmingham, Alabama.

Subject

Scottsboro Trial, Scottsboro, Ala., 1931; African Americans--Civil rights--Alabama; African Americans--Imprisonment--Alabama; Miller, Benjamin Meek, 1864-1944; Farmers Educational League (Wynndel, B.C., Canada)

Description

Recorded by the secretary of the Farmers Educational League of Wynndel, Canada, this letter is mistakenly addressed to Governor Miller in Birmingham instead of Montgomery. The league protests against the legal lynching of the Scottsboro Boys, and believes them to have been "convicted on prejudiced evidence." The league asks for their release.

Creator

Farmers Educational League (Wynndel, B.C., Canada)

Source

Alabama Governor, Scottsboro Case appeals to the Governor, SG004235, Folder 4, Alabama Dept. of Archives and History

Date

1931-07-14

Format

Letter

Language

English

Coverage

Canada--British Columbia--Wynndel

Transcription


Scottsboro

Wynndel B.C., Canada
July 14, 1931.
Governor B.M. Miller
Birmingham, Ala.
Dear Sir,
We The Farmers Educational League
do emphatically protest against the
legal lynching of the eight negro boys
of Scottsboro.
When these boys were tried in an
atmosphere of rage, hysteria and class
vengeance, and that they were tried as
negroes and not as ordinary white men
was proven by the heredity and
fierceness of the trial
We demand then these boys be
released as they were only convicted
on prejudiced evidence.
Farmer's Educational League
Thos. E. Mountford Sect.