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.

Title

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.

Subject

Scottsboro Trial, Scottsboro, Ala., 1931; African Americans--Civil rights--Alabama; African Americans--Imprisonment--Alabama; Miller, Benjamin Meek, 1864-1944; Lithuanian Working Women's Alliance

Description

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.

Creator

Lithuanian Working Women's Alliance--Branch No. 13 (South Boston, Ma.)

Source

Alabama Governor, Scottsboro Case appeals to the Governor, SG004234, Folder 2, Alabama Dept. of Archives and History

Date

1931-05-14

Format

Letter

Language

English

Coverage

United States--Massachusetts--South Boston

Transcription


LITHUANIAN WORKING WOMEN'S ALLIANCE
BRANCH NO. THIRTEEN
376 Broadway S.Boston.Mass

Scottsboro
May 14, 1931
B.M.Miller, Governor
Montgomery, Ala.

Dear Sir:

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,
Paulina Antonuk
CHAIRMAN OF MEETING

(note: thruout - throughout, committeed - committed)