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May 18, 1933, Page 1



          Mr. Arthur Garfield Hays, counsel of the American Civil Liberties Union; Mr. Alexander Miller, president of the Brooklyn Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; and Mr. Joseph R. Brodsky, counsel of the International Labor Defense, yesterday addressed an assembly of about a thousand students and faculty at an open meeting of the Social Science Club called to protest against the injustices of the Scottsboro Case.

          Professor Adelbert G. Fradenberg, former dean of the Men's Division opened the meeting and introduced Theodore Draper, president of the Club, who acted as chairman.

          Mr. Miller, who was once a student under Professor Fradenberg, who represents about 70,000 colored people in the United States, declared "There have been many Scottsboro Cases." He decried the fact that political partisanship has been involved in discussion of the trial.

          Mr. Hays, who was on the legal committee with Clarence Darrow, vindicated the attitude of the jury at the trial, explaining "one can't get a fair trial where emotions of a community are involved." He enumerated the predispositions' at the trial to include those against Negroes, workers, the crime involved, northerners, and Jews; he praised the work of the L.I.D. in saving the lives of the defendants.

          "It is not enough to read, to know the facts. The time has come to do," declared Mr. Brodsky. "Find your place, and get into the fight in this world of chaos," he urged.

          Mr. Brodsky, who was assistant counsel with Mr. Samuel J. Liehowitz at the recent trial, discussed the prevalent idea of white supremacy and declared it must be abolished.

          Mr. Hayes, in his second speech, urged universal opposition of injustice to whomever it is done.



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