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Telegram from International Labor Defense in New York, New York, to Governor B.M. Miller in Montgomery, Alabama.

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Title

Telegram from International Labor Defense in New York, New York, to Governor B.M. Miller in Montgomery, Alabama.

Subject

Scottsboro Trial, Scottsboro, Ala., 1931; African Americans--Civil rights--Alabama; African Americans--Imprisonment--Alabama; Miller, Benjamin Meek, 1864-1944; International Labor Defense; Patterson, William L. (William Lorenzo), 1890-1980

Description

Signed by National Secretary William L. Patterson of the International Labor Defense, this telegram to Governor Miller represents "millions of white and negro workers outraged" by the events in Scottsboro and the "lies" spreading about an alleged prison mutiny carried out by the defendants. It requests that Governor Miller remove "Deputy Dement," who attacked the boys. This telegram was one of many that reflect high local and national tensions around the outcome of the 1933 trial presided over by Judge Horton in Decatur. The ILD protests prison conditions for the defendants.

Creator

International Labor Defense (New York, N.Y.)

Source

Alabama Governor, Scottsboro Case appeals to the Governor, SG004238, Folder 17, Alabama Dept. of Archives and History

Date

1933-04-28

Format

Telegram

Language

English

Coverage

United States--New York--New York