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Letter from Rev. A. V. Pierce, to Gov. Miller in Montgomery, Alabama.

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Title

Letter from Rev. A. V. Pierce, to Gov. Miller in Montgomery, Alabama.

Subject

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

Description

Rev. A. V. Pierce, a World War I veteran, wonders why African Americans in the United States may fight for justice but receive none at home. He asks Governor Miller to give justice to African Americans.

Creator

Pierce, A. V., Rev.

Source

Alabama Governor, Scottsboro Case appeals to the Governor, SG004241, Folder 3, Alabama Dept. of Archives and History

Date

1933-12-04

Format

Letter

Language

English

Coverage

United States--Alabama--Birmingham

Transcription

AFTER 5 DAYS RETURN TO BIRMINGHAM ALA
rev. a. v. pierce DEC 11 1130 AM 1933
# 1a20. 21 st Ensley ala ENSLEY STA.
BIRMINGHAM, ALA.


Gov. Miller
Montgomery, Ala.


Dec. 4, 1933

Gov. Miller:

I appeal for justice in the behalv of the Negro race in the State of Alabama
and the United States of America.

I am a World War Veteran, served in the 766 infantry, Company L, one who helped
to fight to searve your country and your people. You promised to give me and
my people liberation and justice. You and your people refused to give us this;
here we live in your land and your country, we are like children without father
or mother.

Justice is one of God's attributes and requires all who rule to do justice by
all men; se that you and all that have the authority to rule, I know you can
help if you will. I ask you that rule to give that Nine Scottsboro Boys and
Willie Peterson, who fought for you and others, to give them justice.
I am one of your ministers and I ask you to give justice to the Negro race.
That is all we ask for in your land and country, yours in Christ,

Rev. A. V. Pierce.