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Letter from Forderick Kassen in Glenwood, Iowa, to Your Excellency.

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Title

Letter from Forderick Kassen in Glenwood, Iowa, to Your Excellency.

Subject

Scottsboro Trial, Scottsboro, Ala., 1931; African Americans--Civil rights--Alabama; African Americans--Imprisonment--Alabama; Miller, Benjamin Meek, 1864-1944

Description

Forderick Kassen assures Governor Miller that people in Iowa, and people outside of the Southeast in general, want to see the Scottsboro Boys hanged, though the United States Supreme Court has ordered a retrial. He hopes that Alabama will continue its "ethical fight for the purity of the white race, segregation, and white race supremacy." He does not respect a court that upholds "hate legislation" like the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments.

Creator

Kassen, Forderick

Source

Alabama Governor, Scottsboro Case appeals to the Governor, SG004237, Folder 12, Alabama Dept. of Archives and History

Date

1932-11-14

Format

Letter

Language

English

Coverage

United States--Iowa--Glenwood

Transcription

Glenwood Ia
Nov, 14 1932
Gov. of Alabama
Scottsboro

Your Excellency;

I wish to reassure you, many
people of Iowa favor the hanging of the
seven negros recently unfairly favored with
an order of retrial by the iniquitous Supreme Court.
Many here hope the State of Alabama will
continue its ethical fight for the purity of the
white race, segregation, and white race supremacy
so nobly and honorably maintained.
One cannot expect much from a court so
shallow that it declared and still maintains such
forced post war late legislation as the 13th, 14th,
and 15th amendments constitutional, in spite of
open Congressional coercion of other days.

Yours respectfully

Frederick Kassen