Letter from Paulina Antonuk, Chairman of Meeting, Lithuanian Working Women's Alliance Branch No. 13 in South Boston, Massachusetts, to B. M. Miller, Governor in Montgomery, Alabama.
Scottsboro Trial, Scottsboro, Ala., 1931; African Americans--Civil rights--Alabama; African Americans--Imprisonment--Alabama; Miller, Benjamin Meek, 1864-1944; Lithuanian Working Women's Alliance
Paulina Antonuk, "Chairman of Meeting, Lithuanian Working Women's Alliance Branch No. 13," calls for a new trial for the Scottsboro Boys with a "half negro" jury and frames their fate in terms of race and class.
Lithuanian Working Women's Alliance--Branch No. 13 (South Boston, Ma.)
Alabama Governor, Scottsboro Case appeals to the Governor, SG004234, Folder 2, Alabama Dept. of Archives and History
United States--Massachusetts--South Boston
LITHUANIAN WORKING WOMEN'S ALLIANCE
BRANCH NO. THIRTEEN
376 Broadway S.Boston.Mass
May 14, 1931
The above organization assembled in a special meeting for the consideration
of the Scottsboro Case has decided to emphatically protest against the decision
to xxx kill these 9 innocent working class boys. After a careful consideration of
all the facts in the cas we can see that the only "crime" committeed by these
youngsters was the "crime" of being born with a black skin.
We demand that that these boys be given a new trial to expose the frame-up against
them with a jury composed of workers, at least half to be Negroes.
We are glad to join hands with all other organizations thruout the country
who are willing to expose this vicious attempt at a legal lynching.
Very Truly yours,
CHAIRMAN OF MEETING
(note: thruout - throughout, committeed - committed)