Resolution from Unemployed Councils, Branch 1 in Rockford, Illinois, to Governor Miller in Alabama.

Title

Resolution from Unemployed Councils, Branch 1 in Rockford, Illinois, to Governor Miller in Alabama.

Subject

Scottsboro Trial, Scottsboro, Ala., 1931; African Americans--Civil rights--Alabama; African Americans--Imprisonment--Alabama; Miller, Benjamin Meek, 1864-1944; Unemployed Councils, Branch 1 (Rockford, Il.); Armwood, George, 1911-1933

Description

Signed by Unemployed Councils, Branch 1 from a "Local Anti-Fascist Conference" on December 10, 1933, this form resolution heeds the "call of the I.L.D." in protesting the "outrageous procedure and conduct of the Scottsboro trials." It expresses solidarity with "black brothers," condemns the practice of lynching in the "Southland," and calls for the immediate release of the Scottsboro defendants. It also asks for punishment for the lynchers of George Armwood, lynched in Princess Anne, Maryland, on October 18, 1933. Copies were sent to Judge Callahan, Governor Miller, and President Roosevelt.

Creator

Unemployed Councils, Branch 1 (Rockford, Il.)

Source

Alabama Governor, Scottsboro Case appeals to the Governor, SG004240, Folder 24, Alabama Dept. of Archives and History

Date

1933-12-13

Format

Resolution

Language

English

Coverage

United States--Illinois--Rockford