Letter from W. E. Mohammed in Detroit, Michigan, to Gov. B. M. Miller in Montgomery, Alabama.

Title

Letter from W. E. Mohammed in Detroit, Michigan, to Gov. 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; Islam

Description

W. E. Mohammed asks Governor Miller for the Scottsboro Boys' trial to be moved from Decatur to Birmingham. The letter speaks on behalf of ten thousand Muslims who want the Scottsboro Boys' release.

Creator

Mohammed, W. E.

Source

Alabama Governor, Scottsboro Case appeals to the Governor, SG004237, Folder 23, Alabama Dept. of Archives and History

Date

3/27/1933

Format

Letter

Language

English

Coverage

United States--Michigan--Detroit

Transcription

From. DETROIT, MICH
W. E. Mohammed. MAR 27
2713 Mullett St. 3 30 PM
Detroit Mich. 1933




Gov. B. M. Miller.
Montgomery Ala.



Detroit Mich.
2713 Mullett St.

March 27, 1933


Gov, B.M.Miller.
Montgomery Ala.


Dear Sir:-

We kindly as you for a change of
venue in these innocent boys trial from
Decatur back to Birmingham ,where they
will probably ger a better trial there
then way out in the woods.

ten thousands moslems better known to
you as Mohammedans demanding of you to
free them boys immediately as it would be
better for you all to go jump over board
and drown, then to lynch one of them.

your country is in enough trouble now, if
you dont know it, without making more tro-
uble for you; to us we would ask you to
do to us as you is going to ask us to do
unto you in the near future.

Yours Truly
W.E. Mohammed [Arabic initials for W. E. Mohammed]