Letter from Jackson County Organization of Colored Voters in Carbondale, Illinois, to Hon. Miller Gov. in Alabama.

Title

Letter from Jackson County Organization of Colored Voters in Carbondale, Illinois, to Hon. Miller Gov. in Alabama.

Subject

Scottsboro Trial, Scottsboro, Ala., 1931; African Americans--Civil rights--Alabama; African Americans--Imprisonment--Alabama; Miller, Benjamin Meek, 1864-1944; Jackson County Organization of Colored Voters (Carbondale, Il.)

Description

The Jackson County [Illinois] Organization of Colored Voters asks Governor Miller to exercise his power in the Scottsboro case and to treat the nine boys like fellow human beings. They ask the Governor to support the Constitution of the United States and to read Acts 10:34, Acts 17:26, and Gal 6:7.

Creator

Jackson County Organization of Colored Voters (Carbondale, Il.)

Source

Alabama Governor, Scottsboro Case appeals to the Governor, SG004239, Folder 1, Alabama Dept. of Archives and History

Date

1933-04-26

Format

Letter

Language

English

Coverage

United States--Illinois--Murphysboro

Transcription

Murphysboro
May 1 11 am 1933
Ill.

Gov. Miller
Executive Mansion
Montgomery, Ala.

Officers:
W. F. Oliver, Vice Pres. Jackson County Organization of Colored Voters
Elkville, Ill. Dr. W. F. Mooreland, President
Thomas Ayer, Recording Sec. 311 N. Washington Ave.
Murphysboro, Ill. Carbondale, Ill.
F. B. Jackson, Corresponding Sec.
307 S. Marion St.
Carbondale, Ill.
Joe Blackwell, Treas.
Murphysboro, Ill.


Murphysboro, Ill.
April 26, 1933
Hon. Miller Gov.
State of Ala.

Dear Sir:
We the officers and members of the Jackson
County Organization of Colored Votes. Are reques-
ing you to exercise you executive authorityin the
Scotsburg Case. We hope you will consider that the
Eight Boys are human and not animals. As chief ex-
cutive of your state, We know that you took an
oath to support the Constitution of you state and
the United States.

We wish you would read Acts. 10; 34, Acts. 17;
26. and Gal. 6;7. Yours truly,
Thomas Ayer Sec.y
W.F. Mooreland Pres