In the letter, Mrs. Neill states that "the President of the Alabama Federation of Women's Clubs has been instructed to appoint a committee to visit the mines in which convict labor is employed." She tells Mrs. Toulmin that "the visit is to be made...
The list was compiled by the Statewide Campaign Committee for the Abolishment of the Convict Contract System. Among the organizations listed are the Alabama Federation of Women's Clubs, the Alabama League of Women Voters, and the Alabama Woman's...
In the letter Fort discusses the adoption of the Long resolution in the state legislature, which directed that "no legislation regarding the convict lease system be considered during the present session." Fort believes that "the powers that be in...
In the letter Fort states that members of the committee "are not sentimentalist," nor are they "influenced by union labor." Rather, their sole interest is the "welfare of our State" and the belief that "convicts should be treated sensibly and...
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