Letter from 2nd Baptist Ministers' Conference of Phila. and Vicinity in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Honorable B. M. Miller D in Montgomery, Alabama.

Title

Letter from 2nd Baptist Ministers' Conference of Phila. and Vicinity in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Honorable B. M. Miller D 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; Price, Victoria, -1982

Description

This letter to Governor Miller asks that Haywood Patterson be pardoned, given the confession of Ruby Bates.

Creator

2nd Baptist Ministers' Conference of Phila. and Vicinity

Source

Alabama Governor, Scottsboro Case appeals to the Governor, SG004238, Folder 1, Alabama Dept. of Archives and History

Date

1933-04-11

Format

Letter

Language

English

Coverage

United States--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia

Transcription

23 N 48 st
Phila. Pa.
PHILADELPHIA PA 4
APR 11
10 30 PM
1933



Honorable B. M. Miller D
Governor of Alabama
Montgomery, Aabama

2nd Baptist Ministers' Conference of Phila. and Vicinity

MEETS AT UNION BAPTIST CHURCH EACH MONDAY
FROM 1:00 TO 3:00 P. M.
COR. MARTIN AND FITZWATER STREETS
REV. JAMES E. KIRKLAND, D. D.. PASTOR
OFFICERS COMMITTEE CHAIRMEN

President New Members
REV. A. C. SKINNER, D. D. REV. JAMES MADREY

Vice President Arrangements
REV. JOHN SUMMERVILLE Philadelphia, Pa., REV. P. P. SAMUEL, D. D.
April 11, 1933
Secretary Hearing
REV. M. A. FOSTER, B. D. REV. W. H. BOWE
Honorable B.M.Miller D
Assistant Secretary Governor of Alabama Visiting
REV. P. Z. MOORE Montgomery Alabama REV. A. C. CALDWELL
White House
Treasurer Civic Affairs
REV. A. L. BRANCH, M. A. REV. R. M. MYERS

Devotion
REV. L. GARDNER
Honorable Sir:-
Memorials
We, the above REV. P. PICKETT
with a membership of many, assembled at the above place
April 10 and passed the following resolutions viz. :
I whereas, Haywood Paterson the first of the seven boys being
tried on the Scottsboro case charged with attacking two white girls
was found guilty notwithstanding thatRuby Bates, one of the alleged
victims of the attack, testified under oath, that she had been forced
to lie at the first trial and that she in fact had not been attacked
and knew nothing of any attack having been made upon Victoria Price.
II Whereas coroborated testimony provedconclusively the innocence
of Haywood Paterson of the crime alleged.

IIIwhereas the verdict of guilty returned by the jury on the evidence
of Victoria Price is a travesty of justice.

Therefore, be it resolved that we the above respectfully appeal to
the honor of the Honorable B.M.Miller D Governor of Alabama to use
the influence of his power to pardon Haywood Paterson and Respectful
ly submitter the above.


<u>Rev. A L. Branch</u>

Rev. P. Z. Moore Sec'ty