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Telegram from American Engineers Specialists Workers in Moscow, Soviet Union, to Governor Miller in Montgomery, Alabama.

Documents

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Title

Telegram from American Engineers Specialists Workers in Moscow, Soviet Union, to Governor 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

Signed by "Smith Nelson Appleman Mandel Herzog Bogart Brand Webber Pearl Kuttner Silber Rivkin Guralnick Granich White Chesneym," this telegram to Governor Miller is from American Engineers Spectialists Workers in Moscow. This group announces a resolution adopted in March 2 meeting which protests the Scottsboro Boys' death sentences, calls the sentences a "legal lynching," and demands their immediate release. This telegram arrived in the same month as the Alabama Supreme Court decision to uphold their 1931 sentences.

Creator

American Engineers Specialists Workers (Moscow, Soviet Union)

Source

Alabama Governor, Scottsboro Case appeals to the Governor, SG004235, Folder 18, Alabama Dept. of Archives and History

Date

1932-03-04

Format

Telegram

Language

English

Coverage

Soviet Union--Moscow