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Resolution from Cosmopolitan Club of New York University in New York, New York, to Mr. M. B. Miller, Governor, in Montgomery, Alabama.

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Title

Resolution from Cosmopolitan Club of New York University in New York, New York, to Mr. M. B. Miller, Governor, in Montgomery, Alabama.

Subject

Scottsboro Trial, Scottsboro, Ala., 1931; African Americans--Civil rights--Alabama; African Americans--Imprisonment--Alabama; Miller, Benjamin Meek, 1864-1944; Cosmopolitan Club (New York University); Patterson, Haywood, b. 1912

Description

Sent by the Cosmopolitan Club of New York University after the 1933 Decatur trial presided over by Judge Horton, this resolution demands a change of venue to Birmingham, the release of the Scottsboro Boys, protection for them and their attorneys from lynching, and Negro and white worker representation on future juries. This resolution specifically mentions Haywood Patterson and attributes the outcome of his March 1933 trial to "bigotry, racial hatred, and prejudice." It is one in a large group of protest resolutions in this period with similar demands.

Creator

Cosmopolitan Club (New York University)

Source

Alabama Governor, Scottsboro Case appeals to the Governor, SG004238, Folder 15, Alabama Dept. of Archives and History

Date

1933-04-15

Format

Resolution

Language

English

Coverage

United States--New York--New York