Chicago: International Labor Defense, 1936. Flier measuring 8 ½ x 11 ½ inches, with ticket measuring 4 x 2 inches. Some light wear and toning, near fine. Near Fine. Item #List1804
A pair of items relating to Angelo Herndon and the International Labor Defense’s efforts on behalf of the Scottsboro Boys in 1936 in Chicago. The flier advertises an appearance by Herndon at the Metropolitan Community Church at 4100 South Parkway. The flier urges readers to send protest telegrams to President Roosevelt and Governor Bibb Graves of Alabama demanding the Scottsboro Boys’ release. It adds” The United Action of all people, black and white will stop Jim Crowism, lynching and frame-up of innocent workers.” The second item, a ticket for a separate event involving Herndon on Sept 14th, where he appeared alongside Clarence Norris and an unidentified speaker with the last name Moore at a mass meeting. The ticket gives free admission to “Unemployed Marcher to Neighborhood.” An interesting pair of items documenting Herndon’s activity in Chicago during the period and the efforts taken by the International Labor Defense on the part of the Scottsboro Boys.