Letter from Karl Marx Pioneers in Chicago, Illinois, to Governor Miller in Montgomery, Alabama.

Title

Letter from Karl Marx Pioneers in Chicago, Illinois, 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; Karl Marx Pioneers (Chicago, Il.); Communism

Description

After the 1933 trial presided over by Judge Callahan, 30 members of the Karl Marx Pioneers—a Communist Party-affiliated youth organization—demands the immediate release of the Scottsboro Boys, declares their innocence, and asks for their protection along with that of Ruby Bates and their attorneys.

Creator

Karl Marx Pioneers (Chicago, Il.)

Source

Alabama Governor, Scottsboro Case appeals to the Governor, SG004240, Folder 8, Alabama Dept. of Archives and History

Date

1933-12-05

Format

Letter

Language

English

Coverage

United States--Illinois--Chicago

Transcription

AFTER 5 DAYS RETURN TO CHI ILL.
--------------------- DEC 5 1130 PM 1933
--------------------- AIR MAIL
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

Governor Miller,
Montgomery,
Alabama.

Chicago Ill
Dec. 5, 1933
Governor Miller
Montgomery Alabama

Governor Miller,
We, the Karl Marx Pioneers
troop demand the imediate
release of the nine Scottsboro
Boys.
We want them to be free
and safe because they didn't
do any thing. They are innocent.
We also demand the safety
of Ruby Bates and the I.L.D.
Lawyers. This is the protest
of us 30 members of the Troop.

- Karl Marx Pioneers.

[overlay drawing of closed fist
with P. A. initials]