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Petition from Nancy Cunard and well known London and Paris-based artists and intellectuals in London, England, to Governor Miller of Alabama.

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Title

Petition from Nancy Cunard and well known London and Paris-based artists and intellectuals in London, England, to Governor Miller of Alabama.

Subject

Scottsboro Trial, Scottsboro, Ala., 1931; African Americans--Civil rights--Alabama; African Americans--Imprisonment--Alabama; Miller, Benjamin Meek, 1864-1944; Cunard, Nancy, 1896-1965; Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951; Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972; Dalí, Salvador, 1904-1989; Dalí, Gala; Breton, André, 1896-1966; Beckett, Samuel, 1906-1989; Layton, Turner, 1894-1978; Johnstone, Clarence

Description

This petition, organized by Nancy Cunard of Hours Press, represents London and Paris-based artists, intellectuals, and thinkers. It demands "impartial justice" through the "unconditional and immediate liberation" of all nine Scottsboro Boys and includes names and comments from Sinclair Lewis, Ezra Pound, Samuel Beckett, Salvador Dali, Gala Dali, André Breton, Turner Layton, and Clarence Johnstone, as well as an introductory letter from Nancy Cunard. This petition contains two pages of introductory letter and thirteen pages of names and comments. Cunard also sent three additional petitions to Governor Miller demanding the Scottsboro Boys' release in this period.

Creator

Cunard, Nancy

Source

Alabama Governor, Scottsboro Case appeals to the Governor, SG004237, Folder 20, Alabama Dept. of Archives and History

Date

1933-03-12

Format

Petition

Language

English

Coverage

United Kingdom--England--London