Lowry was convicted for stealing a hog and a horse; the signers argue that the "whipping and branding" were sufficient punishments for his crimes. A partial transcript is included. [Lowry's name is spelled inconsistently in the four documents...
The men were charged with abetting Samuel Nixon "in committing, a mayhem, by biting off a small part of one James A Moors left Ear." They were fined and sentenced to stand at the pillory. But the signers of the petition argue that they are...
Lewis's father (also Cudjo) was the last surviving ex-slave from "Clotilda, " the last known ship to bring slaves to the United States; the ship landed in Mobile, Alabama, in 1860. The packet includes a statement of sentence, letters from other...
The petition advocates "absolute neutrality" regarding the war in Europe, and it suggests that it would be unconstitutional for the federal government to call for troops or enact conscription legislation.
A petition organized by Nancy Cunard of Hours Press representing London and Paris-based artists, intellectuals, and thinkers. It demands "impartial justice" through the "unconditional and immediate liberation" of all nine Scottsboro boys and...
Petition from students at Howard University protesting the "deplorable miscarriage of justice" in Haywood Patterson's 1933 trial in Decatur before Judge Horton. Petition includes 7 pages with approximately 50 signatures each.
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