From the In the Nation Album
||Scottsboro Mothers [photoprints from ca. 1931 or 1933 negative].
||Six women standing in room. Ink caption on verso: "Mrs. Julia
West Hamilton prominent Washington civil rights member and pres.
of Phyliss [sic] Wheatley Y.W.C.A. welcomes the 'Scottsboro,' Alabama
mothers w/ Ruby Bates, who recanted her accusation of rape by the
Scottsboro boys. Case was fought all the way to Supreme Court where
freedom eventually was granted." Ruby Bates is the white woman at
the left. The RC paper prints have borders, but the fiber-based
prints are borderless.
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