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Telegram from Cuban writers and journalists in Havana, Cuba, to Governor Miller In Montgomery, Alabama.

Documents

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Title

Telegram from Cuban writers and journalists in Havana, Cuba, 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; Rodríguez Acosta, Ofelia, 1902–1975;

Description

This telegram from Cuban writers and journalists to Governor Miller protests the impending execution of the Scottsboro Boys. They claim this as a "miscarriage of justice" and describe the defendants as the "victims of social and racial prejudice." They remind the Governor of the "lasting blot" this will leave on Alabama's record. Approximately 25 signers include feminist activist Ofelia Rodríguez Acosta, writer Jorge Mañach y Robato, and journalist Francisco Ichaso.

Creator

Cuban writers and journalists (Havana, Cuba)

Source

Alabama Governor, Scottsboro Case appeals to the Governor, SG004236, Folder 8, Alabama Dept. of Archives and History

Date

1932-04-17

Format

Telegram

Language

English

Coverage

Cuba--Havana