Black Communists Speak on Scottsboro: A Documentary History by Walter T. Howard PDF

By Walter T. Howard

On March 25, 1931, Alabama police detained 9 younger African AMerican males at a railroad cease no longer faraway from Scottsboro.  within the method, they encountered white ladies --  who briskly accused the younger males of raping them.  quickly after, all-white juries discovered the 9 youths in charge and 8 of them have been sentenced to death.  even though many americans have been outraged via the injustices of the case, the loudest voices raised in protest have been these of contributors of the yankee Communist Party.

Many white Communists spoke out, yet black Communists took the lead in organizing public protests and felony responses.  As this excellent e-book makes transparent, they have been performing at the course of the Communist overseas  (Comintern), which had directed them to deal with the "Negro problem."  Now, with the outlet of previously inaccessible Communist social gathering data, this number of fundamental records finds the little-known yet significant roles performed by way of black Communists in terms of "the Scottsboro Boys."

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