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By Walter T. Howard

On March 25, 1931, Alabama police detained 9 younger African AMerican males at a railroad cease now not faraway from Scottsboro.  within the approach, they encountered white girls --  who quickly accused the younger males of raping them.  quickly after, all-white juries came across the 9 youths to blame and 8 of them have been sentenced to death.  even though many american citizens have been outraged via the injustices of the case, the loudest voices raised in protest have been these of individuals of the yank Communist Party.

Many white Communists spoke out, yet black Communists took the lead in organizing public protests and felony responses.  As this marvelous e-book makes transparent, they have been performing at the path of the Communist foreign  (Comintern), which had directed them to handle the "Negro problem."  Now, with the hole of previously inaccessible Communist social gathering documents, this selection of fundamental files finds the little-known yet significant roles performed via black Communists with regards to "the Scottsboro Boys."

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