Resolution from the Haywood Patterson Branch of the International Labor Defense in Ithaca, New York, to the Governor of Alabama in Montgomery, Alabama.
Scottsboro Trial, Scottsboro, Ala., 1931; African Americans--Civil rights--Alabama; African Americans--Imprisonment--Alabama; Miller, Benjamin Meek, 1864-1944; International Labor Defense, Haywood Patterson Branch (Ithaca, N.Y.); Lynching in Tuscaloosa, 1933
This resolution from the Haywood Patterson Branch of the International Labor Defense demands the Scottsboro Boys' immediate release, the enforcement of the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments, and "the immediate assurance of equality for the Negro masses." The resolution also protests an August 15th lynching of "Dan Pippin, A.T. Harding, and Elmore Clark" in Woodstock, Alabama, and demands the arrest of Sherriff R. Z. Chamblin and his deputies. Dan Pippen and A.T. Harden were actually lynched in Tuscaloosa on August 13, 1933, while Elmore Clark survived the lynching attempt. International Labor Defense attorneys attempted to defend them at trial before the lynching. A number of ILD branches, like this one, took the names of Scottsboro defendants.
International Labor Defense, Haywood Patterson Branch (Ithaca, N.Y.)
Alabama Governor, Scottsboro Case appeals to the Governor, SG004239, Folder 18, Alabama Dept. of Archives and History
United States--New York--Ithaca