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Telegram from Socorro Rojo Juventud Comunista Unión Sindical in Bogotá, Colombia, to Gobernador in Montgomery, Alabama.

Documents

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Title

Telegram from Socorro Rojo Juventud Comunista Unión Sindical in Bogotá, Colombia, to Gobernador in Montgomery, Alabama.

Subject

Scottsboro Trial, Scottsboro, Ala., 1931; African Americans--Civil rights--Alabama; African Americans--Imprisonment--Alabama; Miller, Benjamin Meek, 1864-1944; Socorro Rojo Internacional (San Salvador, El Salvador); Socorro Rojo Juventud Comunista Unión Sindical (Bogotá, Colombia); International Red Aid

Description

Socorro Rojo Juventud Comunista Unión Sindical (International Red Aid Communist Youth Union), representing Colombian workers, protests the repression of the Scottsboro Boys and demands their freedom. This telegram arrived in the same month that the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review the Scottsboro cases.

Creator

Socorro Rojo Juventud Comunista Unión Sindical

Source

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

Date

1932-05-10

Format

Telegram

Language

Spanish

Coverage

Colombia--Bogotá

Translation

To the Governor
Montgomery Alabama
In the name of all Colombian workers we protest the savage repression against the Negro race. We demand liberty for the young Negroes of Scottsboro.

Labor Union of Communist Youth, Socorro Rojo