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Telegram from National Committee to Aid Victims of German Fascism in New York, New York, to Governor B.M. Miller in Montgomery, Alabama.

Documents

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Title

Telegram from National Committee to Aid Victims of German Fascism 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; National Committee to Aid Victims of German Fascism (U.S.); Wagenknecht, Alfred

Description

The National Committee to Aid Victims of German Fascism's telegram to Governor Miller was supported by organizations of educators, physicians, and intellectuals numbering to 400,000 and signed by Albert Wagenknecht, Executive Secretary. The telegram describes the Ku Klux Klan and other "silver shirt" organizations as "fascist elements" responsible for the lynching climate of the South and the plight of the Scottsboro Boys. It demands a "stoppage to anti-Jewish and Negro baiting" and holds the Governor personally responsible for the safety of Scottsboro defendants, attorneys, and witnesses.

Creator

National Committee to Aid Victims of German Fascism (U.S.)

Source

Alabama Governor, Scottsboro Case appeals to the Governor, SG004240, Folder 1, Alabama Dept. of Archives and History

Date

1933-11-18

Format

Telegram

Language

English

Coverage

United States--New York--New York