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Telegram from Rote Hilfe Schweiz in Zurich, Switzerland, to Gouveneur Miller in Alabama.

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Title

Telegram from Rote Hilfe Schweiz in Zurich, Switzerland, to Gouveneur Miller in Alabama.

Subject

Scottsboro Trial, Scottsboro, Ala., 1931; African Americans--Civil rights--Alabama; African Americans--Imprisonment--Alabama; Miller, Benjamin Meek, 1864-1944; Rote Hilfe (Zurich, Switzerland); International Red Aid; Communism

Description

This telegram from 25,000 workers and 1,000 visitors of Rote Hilfe Schweiz (Red Aid in Switzerland) protests "the death of those Negro boys." It protests their deaths following the 1931 stay of execution pending appeal to the Alabama Supreme Court. Rote Hilfe (International Red Aid) was an international social service organization established by Communist International in 1922 to function as an international political Red Cross.

Creator

Rote Hilfe Schweiz (Zurich, Switzerland)

Source

Alabama Governor, Scottsboro Case appeals to the Governor, SG004235, Folder 8, Alabama Dept. of Archives and History

Date

1931-07-07

Format

Telegram

Language

German with English translation

Coverage

Switzerland--Zurich