Letter from Chas. E. Lotreck in Northampton, Massachusetts, to His Excellency the Governor in Montgomery, Alabama.

Title

Letter from Chas. E. Lotreck in Northampton, Massachusetts, to His Excellency the Governor in Montgomery, Alabama.

Subject

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

Description

Chas. E. Lotreck writes that he had a trip planned to visit his friends in Montgomery, but will be cancelling it since he has learned that the roads were built by chain gangs. He continues that he will not give any money to a state so barbarous.

Creator

Lotreck, Chas. E.

Source

Alabama Governor, Scottsboro Case appeals to the Governor, SG004239, Folder 10, Alabama Dept. of Archives and History

Date

1933-05-23

Format

Letter

Language

English

Coverage

United States--Massachusetts--Northampton

Transcription

Y. P. A. 3 CHICAGO CENTURY OF PROGRESS
3308 Crystal St. MAY 27 6 PM 1933 WORLD'S FAIR JUNE I Chicago, Illinois ILL. CHICAGO NOV I
1933

Governor H. B. Miller
Montgomery, Alabama.

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12 Hinckley St.,
Northampton, Mass.,
May 23, 1933

His Excellency the Governor
State of Alabama,
Montgomery, Alabama

Dear Sir:

Recently we were invited by friends sojourning in
your capital city to visit them in their home during our
vacation.

However we have canceled this visit since reading
that your roads were built by the sweat and blood of the chain
gang for which the romantic South is so notorious.

We cannot bring ourselves to spend money in a state
governed by barbarians, despite their self-assumed titles of
"Southern gentlemen", and have so advised our hospitable friends.

If you read Harper's Monthly, you would profit, and
perhaps even blush at the accusation that no white man could
let go unchallenged were it not the truth.

Until you change your moral code in this respect, we
shall continue to spend our vacations among people at least
partially human, and shall also advise our friends to spend their
vacations in the North.

Very Truly Yours,
Chas. E. Lobreck