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Resolution from 5,000 Westside Negro workers in Chicago, Illinois, to Governor B.M. Miller in Montgomery, Alabama.

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Title

Resolution from 5,000 Westside Negro workers in Chicago, Illinois, to Governor B.M. 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

Five thousand Westside Negro workers in Chicago demand change of venue, protection, and immediate release after the March 133 Decatur trial. The resolution also contains demands including protection for Negro families from labor agents, relief for Negro families, and schooling for Negro children. Although many of these demands appear in resolutions sent during this period, the provisions relating to Negro families and children in this resolution are unique.

Creator

Westside Negro workers in Chicago, Illinois

Source

Alabama Governor, Scottsboro Case appeals to the Governor, SG004238, Folder 16, Alabama Dept. of Archives and History

Date

1933-04-12

Format

Resolution

Language

English

Coverage

United States--Chicago--Illinois