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Letter from Unit 10, Communist Party in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Governor B. M. Miller in State of Alabama.

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Title

Letter from Unit 10, Communist Party in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Governor B. M. Miller in State of Alabama.

Subject

Scottsboro Trial, Scottsboro, Ala., 1931; African Americans--Civil rights--Alabama; African Americans--Imprisonment--Alabama; Miller, Benjamin Meek, 1864-1944; Communist Party of the United States

Description

Unit 10, Communist Party of Salt Lake City, Utah, protests the lack of protection given to the Scottsboro Boys and everyone involved with their case and demands that all charges be dropped and the Scottsboro Boys freed. They hold all authorities responsible.

Creator

Unit 10, Communist Party (Salt Lake City, UT)

Source

Alabama Governor, Scottsboro Case appeals to the Governor, SG004240, Folder 3, Alabama Dept. of Archives and History

Date

1933-11-22

Format

Letter

Language

English

Coverage

United States--Utah--Salt Lake City

Transcription

Salt Lake City, Utah. Nov. 22, 1933

Governor B. M. Miller
State of Ala.

Sir:

We hereby enter our emphatic protest against the indifference
of the authorities of Decatur and the State of Alabama, by their
neglegt to furnish full and adequate protection to Attorneys,
witnesses and defendents in the trial of the Scottsboro Negro
boys.
Absolutely convinced of their innosence of the crime for which t
they are charged, we demand all charges be dropped and their
unconditional freedom.
We also demand full protection for all concerned during the trial.
We are holding the respective authorities fully responsible for
whatever may happen to the defendents, witnesses and attorneys.

Sincerely yours
C J Nelson
Unit 10, Communist Party
Salt Lake City, Utah.