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Telegram from the Trade Union Unity League in New York, New York, to Governor Miller in Montgomery, Alabama.

Documents

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Title

Telegram from the Trade Union Unity League in New York, New York, 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; Trade Union Unity League (U.S.); Foster, William Z., 1881-1961

Description

A telegram from the Trade Union Unity League, signed by William Z. Foster, Secretary, protests the "brutal attack" on the Scottsboro defendants in the Jefferson County prison and demands their immediate release. This telegram was one of group of correspondences that reflect high local and national tensions around the outcome of the 1933 Judge Horton trial in Decatur and that protest prison conditions for the defendants.

Creator

Trade Union Unity League (U.S.)

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