How Did Women Shape the Discourse and Further Interracial Cooperation in the Worldwide Mass Movement to "Free the Scottsboro Boys"?
PBS site accompanying its "American Experience" series production on Scottsboro; includes a description of the trials, biographies of participants, timeline, maps and period photographs.
Part of a series on famous American trials from the University of Missouri/Kansas City Law School. Douglas O. Linder's "A Trial Account" is accompanied by chronology, biographies, the complete litany of trials, appellate decisions, images and original quotes from trial participants.
Reproduces a booklet published in 1934 by the International Labor Defense on the occasion of President Roosevelt's refusal to see a contingent of Scottsboro Mothers on Mother's Day. Entitled "Mr. President: Free the Scottsboro Boys!" it includes text of the letter the Mothers would have presented to the president, a letter from Ruby Bates, and lists of prominent black and white women and men making up the assembled group.
Includes a political cartoon that appeared in the Daily Worker, the daily newspaper of the Communist party of the USA. The sketch, dated 1935, depicts a rally in support of the Scottsboro boys.
An article from the People's Weekly World, 15 February 1997, with a reminiscence by Mary Licht, a communist activist who visited with Scottsboro Mothers shortly after the 1931 trials. She had previously been successfully defended by the International Labor Defense against a trumped up charge of sedition for her work in the Unemployed Council.
This site explores the Scottsboro case and the activities of a radical black activist, Lucy Parsons. Parsons was connected to the International Labor Defense as well as the "Free the Scottsboro Boys!" campaign.
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