Letter from University of Chicago Student League, to Governor Miller in Montgomery, Alabama.

Title

Letter from University of Chicago Student League, to Governor Miller in Montgomery, Alabama.

Subject

Scottsboro Trial, Scottsboro, Ala., 1931; African Americans--Civil rights--Alabama; African Americans--Imprisonment--Alabama; Miller, Benjamin Meek, 1864-1944; Patterson, Haywood, b. 1912; National Student League (U. S.), University of Chicago Chapter

Description

Members of the University of Chicago Student League unite in protest against the verdict of Haywood Patterson's second trial and ask Governor Miller to exercise his power to free the Scottsboro Boys.

Creator

University of Chicago Student League (Chicago, Il.)

Source

Alabama Governor, Scottsboro Case appeals to the Governor, SG004238, Folder 15, Alabama Dept. of Archives and History

Date

1933-04-15

Format

Letter

Language

English

Coverage

United States--Illinois--Chicago

Transcription

Chicago. ILL.
APR 15 230 PM 1933
Hyde Park St

His Excellency, Governor Miller
Executive Mansion,
Montgomery, Alabama.

The University of Chicago


Governor Miller
Executive Mansion
Montgomery, Alabama.

Your Excellency:
The members of the National Student
League and its guests, assembled in
Mandel Hall on the University of Chicago
campus, unite in protest against the
verdict of guilty entered against Heywood
Patterson in Decatur, Alabama.

It is for you, Governor Miller, to
act to exercise your executive power to
free the nine innocent Scottsboro boys.

University of Chicago Student League