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Telegram from the American Civil Liberties Union in New York, New York, to Hon. B. M. Miller in Montgomery, Alabama.

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Title

Telegram from the American Civil Liberties Union in New York, New York, to Hon. 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; American Civil Liberties Union (New York, N.Y.); Ward, Harry Frederick, 1873-1966; Hays, Arthur Garfield, 1881-1954; Baldwin, Roger N. (Roger Nash), 1884-1981

Description

The American Civil Liberties Union demands military protection for the Scottsboro defendants and their attorneys in the November 1933 Decatur trial before Judge Callahan. The telegram is signed by Harry F. Ward (first national chairman of the ACLU), Arthur Garfield Hays (ACLU general counsel), and Roger N. Baldwin (executive director of the ACLU). The ACLU was founded in 1920, eleven years before the Scottsboro trials began.

Creator

American Civil Liberties Union (New York, N.Y.)

Source

Alabama Governor, Scottsboro Case appeals to the Governor, SG004240, Folder 3, Alabama Dept. of Archives and History

Date

1933-11-22

Format

Telegram

Language

English

Coverage

United States--New York--New York