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Letter from Federated Ironworkers' Association of Australia, Newcastle Branch in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, to Governor, State of Alabama, United States of America.

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Title

Letter from Federated Ironworkers' Association of Australia, Newcastle Branch in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, to Governor, State of Alabama, United States of America.

Subject

Scottsboro Trial, Scottsboro, Ala., 1931; African Americans--Civil rights--Alabama; African Americans--Imprisonment--Alabama; Miller, Benjamin Meek, 1864-1944; Federated Ironworkers' Association of Australia, Newcastle Branch (Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia)

Description

The Federated Ironworkers' Association of Australia, Newcastle Branch, protests the March 1933 Decatur verdicts, demands the defendants' immediate release, and blames their convictions on a "frameup" by Ruby Bates and Victoria Price.

Creator

Federated Ironworkers' Association of Australia, Newcastle Branch (Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia)

Source

Alabama Governor, Scottsboro Case appeals to the Governor, SG004239, Folder 18, Alabama Dept. of Archives and History

Date

1933-09-12

Format

Letter

Language

English

Coverage

Australia--New South Wales--Newcastle

Transcription

Federated Ironworkers' Associaton of Australia
Newcastle Branch

Telephone: Newcastle 931
Trades Hall, Newcastle, NEW SOUTH WALES,
AUSTRALIA.

12TH. September, 1933.

His Excellency,
Governor, State of Alabama,
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

Dear Sir,

I have been instructed by the members
of the Newcastle branch of the Federated Ironworkers'
Association of Australia to most emphatically protest
against the verdict of the death sentence imposed on the
Scottsboro boys, and demand their immediate release, owing
to the hideous and frame-up evidence of the two women,
Bates and Carter.
Faithfully Yours,
E. Charlesworth
Secretary.