Account of the Union raid in Selma, Alabama, as remembered by Sarah Ellen Phillips. She describes an attack on a Confederate scouting party; her father's escape to Perry County; and the ransacking of local homes, including her own. In particular...
A letter from a 24 year old African American in Illinois. While he has never traveled South, he explains to Governor Miller that he understands how to reason with the "Southern point of view." He offers to travel to Alabama to argue for the...
A letter sent to Governor Miller. Mrs. L. Miller writes that the problem with the courts is that they take too long to carry out a sentence. She believes that the Scottsboro Boys, or anyone accused of rape, should be punished, and that the Northern...
The writers, identified only as "the workers of Birmingham, Ala.," address Governor Miller demanding the release of the Scottsboro Boys and the right for African Americans to sit on juries and to vote.
Smith, nicknamed "Howling Mad," became the highest ranking officer from Alabama in World War II, attaining the rank of lieutenant general by the end of the war. In the letter he discusses family members and reflects on the future of the war:...
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