Letter from Charles Ingram in Lynn, Massachusetts, to Governor Miller in Montgomery, Alabama.

Title

Letter from Charles Ingram in Lynn, Massachusetts, to Governor Miller in Montgomery, Alabama.

Subject

Scottsboro Trial, Scottsboro, Ala., 1931; African Americans--Civil rights--Alabama; African Americans--Imprisonment--Alabama; Miller, Benjamin Meek, 1864-1944; Montgomery, Olen, b. 1914

Description

Charles Ingram, an attorney, writes that the persecution of the Scottsboro Boys must be stopped. He argues that the lack of medical attention given to Olen Montgomery for his eye ailment is unjustifiable. Lastly, he urges the Governor to move the trial to Birmingham.

Creator

Ingram, Charles

Source

Alabama Governor, Scottsboro Case appeals to the Governor, SG004239, Folder 9, Alabama Dept. of Archives and History

Date

1933-05-23

Format

Letter

Language

English

Coverage

United States--Massachusetts--Lynn

Transcription

Charles Ingram 2 LYNN
145 Munroe Street MAY 23 330 PM 1933
Lynn, Mass MASS.


Governor Miller
Montgomery, Ala.,

TEL. BREAKERS 1792 RES. TEL. JACKSON 499-M

Charles Ingram
Attorney
ROOM 48, WOODBURY BUILDING
145 Munroe Street
Lynn, Mass. May 23, 1933.

Governor Miller,
Montgomery, Ala.,

Dear Sir,

Common decency demands that you put a stop to the
persecution of the Scottsboro Boys. In particular, the fail-
ure to provide adequate medical attendance for Olen Montgom-
ery, whose eyesight is in jeopardy, would be difficult to
justify. From my understanding of the case it would seem that
justice requires a change of venue to Birmingham.
Yours truly,

Charles Ingram