Flyer from International Labor Defense in New York, New York, to Governor Miller in Montgomery, Alabama.

Title

Flyer from International Labor Defense 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; Patterson, Haywood, b. 1912; Bates, Ruby, -1976; International Labor Defense; Horton, James Edwin, 1878-1973; Knight, Thomas E., 1898-1937; Hughes, Charles Evans, 1862-1948; Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945

Description

The New York District International Labor Defense, the legal arm of the American Communist Party, prepared this flyer urging people to send telegrams to Governor Miller, Attorney General Knight, Judge Horton, President Roosevelt, and Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes. The form flyer makes six demands including postponement of the trial, a change of venue to Birmingham, Alabama, a jury made up of Negroes and white workers, protection for the young men, a disbanding of all K.K.K. lynch gangs, and a right of self defense of Negro and white workers. Several noteworthy individuals were slated to speak at the event, including Haywood Patterson's mother.

Creator

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

Source

Alabama Governor, Scottsboro Case appeals to the Governor, SG004238, Folder 15, Alabama Dept. of Archives and History

Date

1933-04-13

Format

Flyer

Language

English

Coverage

United States--New York--New York