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Telegram from the Universal Negro Improvement Association in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada, to Governor Miller in Montgomery, Alabama.

Documents

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Title

Telegram from the Universal Negro Improvement Association in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada, 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; Universal Negro Improvement Association

Description

Signed by "Joseph Walcott," this telegram from the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, protests the slated execution of the Scottsboro Boys. This group was a Canadian branch of Marcus Garvey's UNIA, the black nationalist fraternal organization founded in 1914 that promoted a shared international black pride and black economic self-sufficiency.

Creator

Universal Negro Improvement Association (Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada)

Source

Alabama Governor, Scottsboro Case appeals to the Governor, SG004236, Folder 22, Alabama Dept. of Archives and History

Date

1932-05-09

Format

Telegram

Language

English

Coverage

Canada--Nova Scotia--Glace Bay