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Letter from Eleanor Copenhaver of the National Committee for the Defense of Political Prisoners to Mary Barker, 28 September, 1932

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Creator:Barker, Mary Cornelia, 1879-1963
Creator:National Committee for the Defense of Political Prisoners
Creator:Anderson, Eleanor Copenhaver, d. 1985
Title:Letter from Eleanor Copenhaver of the National Committee for the Defense of Political Prisoners to Mary Barker, 28 September, 1932
Date:1932 Sept. 28
Description:

In this letter, Copenhaver requests Mary Barker's written support for a petition against an allegedly unfair conviction of African-American men. Part of the Southern Women's History Website. See also the "Protest on Behalf of Southern Women". In 1931, nine African American young men, ranging in age from twelve to nineteen, were accused of raping two white women. All-white southern juries convicted the men and sentenced them to death. International attention to the false accusations eventually led to the all the men being freed.

Types:Letters (correspondence)
Subjects:Barker, Mary Cornelia, 1879-1963 | Anderson, Eleanor Copenhaver, d. 1985 | Race discrimination--Alabama--Scottsboro | Trials (Rape)--Alabama--Scottsboro | Scottsboro Trial, Scottsboro, Ala., 1931 | National Committee for the Defense of Political Prisoners | Discrimination in justice administration--Alabama--Scottsboro | New York (N.Y.) | Scottsboro (Ala.) | Jackson County (Ala.) | Atlanta (Ga.) | Fulton County (Ga.)
Collection:Online Manuscript Resources in Southern Women's History
Institution:Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Books Library (Emory University)
Contributors:Emory University. Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library | Online Manuscript Resources in Southern Womens' History Collection (Emory University. Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library)
Online Publisher:[Atlanta, Ga.] : Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University | 2006
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Mary Cornelia Barker papers, Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University

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