Resolution from the Central Unemployed Council in Mansfield, Ohio, to B.M. Miller in Montgomery, Alabama.
Scottsboro Trial, Scottsboro, Ala., 1931; African Americans--Civil rights--Alabama; African Americans--Imprisonment--Alabama; Miller, Benjamin Meek, 1864-1944; Patterson, Haywood, b. 1912; Unemployed Councils of the USA; Central Unemployed Council (Mansfield, Oh.)
Sent after the 1933 Decatur trial presided over by Judge Horton, this resolution from the Central Unemployed Council of Mansfield, Ohio, demands a change of venue to Birmingham, the release of the Scottsboro Boys and protection for them from lynching, and Negro and white workers represented on future juries. It warns of the damage to Alabama's international reputation if the Scottsboro defendants are executed and ends by explicitly requesting a pardon for Haywood Patterson. The Unemployed Councils of the USA were mass organizations associated with the Communist Party, USA.
Central Unemployed Councils (Mansfield, Oh.)
Alabama Governor, Scottsboro Case appeals to the Governor, SG004238, Folder 15, Alabama Dept. of Archives and History