Letter from Levi G. Byrd in Cheraw, South Carolina, to Hon. Gov. Graves in Birmingham, Alabama.

Title

Letter from Levi G. Byrd in Cheraw, South Carolina, to Hon. Gov. Graves in Birmingham, Alabama.

Subject

Scottsboro Trial, Scottsboro, Ala., 1931; African Americans--Civil rights--Alabama; African Americans--Imprisonment--Alabama; Miller, Benjamin Meek, 1864-1944

Description

An African American, Levi G. Byrd of Cheraw, South Carolina, writes to Governor Graves, who had already been succeeded by Governor Miller. Byrd urges the Governor to look into the case thoroughly, given the enlightening information he has found in the newspapers and his belief that people should be innocent until proven guilty.

Creator

Byrd, Levi G.

Source

Alabama Governor, Scottsboro Case appeals to the Governor, SG004234, Folder 28, Alabama Dept. of Archives and History

Date

1931-05-02

Format

Letter

Language

English

Coverage

United States--South Carolina--Cheraw

Transcription


for <u>file</u> Cheraw.S.C.

P.O.Box.No.408
HON.Gov.Graves. May 2.1931
Governer of [undecipherable] Alabama.
Birmingham Aa. Ala.

My dear Govenor,
Just a afew words in the behaves of those 8 BOYS that is to be alectuced. beleven
from what i have red in the daiy daily s and weeakly papers. thir case should bee 1
looked into. thurly befor thay should be aloud to die.

i my self beleav in law obedeno.whish those Purnshed.that are gildy andthose
go free that are insonec. i am only a law #3 abidnen sidzecm of thir race .whishing
to see justerst done them. as Ala. is now own tril

VERY TRULY YOURS
Lev.G.Byrd,
Levi G Byrd

(note: Govenor - Governor, dail - daily, weeakly - weekly, thir - thier, alectuced -
electrocuted, thurly - thoroughly, beleav - believe, purnshed - punished, whish -
wish, insonec - innocents, abiden - abiding, sidzecm - citizen, justerst - justice)