Letter from Leopold Stokowski in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Governor B. M. Miller in Montgomery, Alabama.

Title

Letter from Leopold Stokowski in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Governor B. M. Miller in Montgomery, Alabama.

Subject

Scottsboro Trial, Scottsboro, Ala., 1931; African Americans--Civil rights--Alabama; African Americans--Imprisonment--Alabama; Miller, Benjamin Meek, 1864-1944; Bates, Ruby, -1976

Description

Quoting Ruby Bates' confession that the Scottsboro Boys never accosted her, Leopold Stokowski asks the Governor to release the Scottsboro Boys and give them a safe conduct home. He hopes the Governor will use his best judgment, as he admits he finds it hard to know what is true in this case.

Creator

Stokowski, Leopold

Source

Alabama Governor, Scottsboro Case appeals to the Governor, SG004237, Folder 20, Alabama Dept. of Archives and History

Date

1933-03-22

Format

Letter

Language

English

Coverage

United States--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia

Transcription

Dear Mr. Governor

If Ruby Bates - one of the two women in the Scottsboro
case - made this statement "Those policemen made me tell
a lie. Those Negros did not touch me. I know it was
wrong to let those negros be sentenced to die on account
of me". -- I am sure you will wish to release the nine
Scottsboro boys and give them a safe conduct to their homes.

At this distance it is hard to know the truth about this
case but we all look to you to do what is right.

Sincerely

Leopold Stokowski

Governor B. M. Miller
Montgomery, Alabama

33 * 3 * 22




LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI 1716 RITTENHOUSE STREET PHILADELPHIA PA.