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John Snowden (1890-1919)
MSA SC 3520-13632


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GOVERNOR  (Subject File) "Brandon Murder" Folder No. 45 [MSA S1046, 2-30-1-4]

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT (Docket) John Snowden, Volume GW July-Oct 1917 Page 264 [MSA T1100, 1-5-11-17]

BALTIMORE COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT (Criminal Docket, Removals) John Snowden, Volume JB 1 pp. 98a-98b [MSA T692, 0-33-6-12]

COURT OF APPEALS (Docket) John Snowden, Volume CCM 2 Page 179 [MSA S412, 1-67-6-3]

COURT OF APPEALS (Records and Briefs) John Snowden vs. State of Maryland, October Term 1918 Case No. 95

COURT OF APPEALS (Opinions) John Snowden vs. State of Maryland, October Term 1918 Case No. 95 [MSA S393, 1-65-14-31]

SECRETARY OF STATE (Commutation Record) John Snowden, Volume 1915-1967 Page 28 [MSA S1109, 2-27-1-5]

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS (Death Record, Counties) John Snowden, 28 February 1919, Anne Arundel County [MSA S1179, 2-56-1-7]

Governor's Press Office "Governor Glendening Grants Posthumous Pardon to John Snowden" May 31, 2001

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Carl Snowden and John Snowden Memorial Committee Collection) Copy of John Snowden's Pardon, signed by Governor Glendenning on May 31, 2001 [MSA SC 5389]

Periodicals, ordered by date -

"Young Woman Soon To Become Mother Slain; Mystery In Crime." The Evening Capital, 9 August 1917.

"Young Wife Found Murdered In Home." The Baltimore Sun, 9 August 1917.

"Brandon Murder Case Still Clothed In Deepest Mystery." The Evening Capital, 10 August 1917.

"Former Lover Sought In Brandon Murder." The Baltimore Sun, 10 August 1917.

"Detectives Working On Clue Of Negro In Brandon Murder." The Evening Capital, 11 August 1917.

"The Brandon's Sister Gives Police New Lend." The Baltimore Sun, 11 August 1917.

"Women Slayer Police Theory." The Baltimore Sun, 12 August 1917.

"Arrest In Murder Case Is Expected Before Tonight." The Evening Capital, 13 August 1917.

"Eyes On Woman In Murder Case." The Baltimore Sun, 13 August 1917.

"Negro Under Arrest In Murder Mystery." The Evening Capital, 14 August 1917.

"Negro Held In Brandon Case." The Baltimore Sun, 14 August 1917.

"Murder Mystery Remains Unsolved." The Evening Capital, 15 August 1917.

"Negro In Brandon Case Held On His Story." The Baltimore Sun, 15 August 1917.

"Inquiry Of Murder Is Still Under Way." The Evening Capital, 16 August 1917.

"Makes Snowden Quail." The Baltimore Sun, 16 August 1917.

"Murder Mystery Is As Deep As Ever." The Evening Capital, 17 August 1917.

"Brandon Probe Goes On." The Baltimore Sun, 17 August 1917.

"Race Feeling Said To Pervade The City." The Evening Capital, 18 August 1917.

"Net Closing On Snowden." The Baltimore Sun, 18 August 1917.

"Watch Snowden In Cell." The Baltimore Sun, 19 August 1917.

"Murder Mystery Appears No Nearer Solution." The Evening Capital, 20 August 1917.

"After More Evidence Against Snowden." The Evening Capital, 21 August 1917.

"John Snowden Still Protests Innocence." The Evening Capital, 1 September 1917.

"Snowden Trial Begun." The Baltimore Sun, 24 January 1918.

"Who Scratched Negro?." The Baltimore Sun, 25 January 1918.

"John Snowden Again on Trial." The Afro-American, 28 January 1918.

"Expert Will Tespdfy." The Baltimore Sun, 28 January 1918.

"Won't Show Victim's Fingers." The Baltimore Sun, 29 January 1918.

"Snowden To Hang." The Baltimore Sun, 1 February 1918.

"Alleges Brutal Methods Used To Make Snowden Confess Crime." The Afro-American, 2 February 1918.

"Snowden May Get New Trial." The Afro-American, 9 February 1918.

"Appeal For New Trial In Snowden Case Refused." The Afro-American, 16 February 1918.

"$400 Raised For Snowden Appeal." The Afro-American, 22 February 1918.

"Brady At Work On Snowden Case." The Afro-American, 1 March 1918.

"Snowden Murder Case To Come Up This Tuesday." The Afro-American, 29 November 1918.

"Brady Makes Strong Appeal For New Trial For Snowden." The Afro-American, 6 December 1918.

"Green's Prejudiced Appeal In Snowden Case." The Afro-American, 13 December 1918.

"Snowden Decision January 14, 15, 1918," The Afro-American, 20 December 1918.

"Snowden Refused A New Trial!!." The Afro-American, 17 January 1919.

"Snowden Weeps Protests Innocence." The Afro-American, 24 January 1919.

"Text Of Court Of Appeals' Opinion In Snowden Case." The Afro-American, 24 January 1919.

"Snowden Will Go To The Gallows February 28th." The Afro-American, 31 January 1919.

"Death Cell Shakes Nerve of Snowden." The Evening Capital, 31 January 1919.

"Respite For Snowden Seems Possible Now." The Evening Capital, 1 February 1919.

"Snowden Hears Death Warrant Read to Him." The Evening Capital, 4 February 1919.

"Snowden's Last Hope For Clemency Is Gone." The Evening Capital, 13 February 1919.

"Snowden Would Talk To Women Accusers." The Evening Capital, 15 February 1919.

"Seeks Respite For Snowden." The Baltimore Sun, 20 February 1919.

"Snowden Case Goes To United States Supreme Court." The Afro-American, 21 February 1919.

"Seeks Clemency for Snowden." The Baltimore Sun, 21 February 1919.

"Noted Woman Lawyer Would Save Snowden." The Evening Capital, 22 February 1919.

"Governor Refuses Any Clemency For Snowden." The Evening Capital, 24 February 1919.

"Washington Colored Lawyer In New Move For Snowden's Life." The Evening Capital, 24 February 1919.

"'Will Not Interfere," Says Gov. Harrington." The Evening Capital, 25 February 1919.

"Supreme Court Last Hope Ray For Snowden." The Evening Capital, 25 February 1919.

"Offers New Evidence Of Snowden Innocence." The Evening Capital, 25 February 1919.

"Denies Snowden Plea." The Baltimore Sun, 25 February 1919.

"Money To Save Life, None To Bury Snowden." The Evening Capital, 26 February 1919.

"No Appeal For Snowden." The Baltimore Sun, 26 February 1919.

"Snowden Resigned To Fate Awaiting Him." The Evening Capital, 27 February 1919.

"Threaten Life Of Governor In Letter." The Evening Capital, 27 February 1919.

"Mrs. Murray Out in Statement Regarding Part in Snowden Case." The Evening Capital, 27 February 1919.

"Modern Damon Offers His Life For Snowden." The Evening Capital, 27 February 1919.

"Snowden Goes To His Death At 6:56 This Morning." The Afro-American, 28 February 1919.

"Governor Stands Firm." The Afro-American, 28 February 1919.

"Attorney Pendleton Still Hopes to Save Snowden's Life." The Afro-American, 28 February 1919.

"Supreme Court Refuses Writs For Snowden." The Afro-American, 28 February 1919.

"Snowden Goes To Death With A Song On His Lips." The Evening Capital, 28 February 1919.

"Fashionably Dressed Women Morbid As Men." The Evening Capital, 28 February 1919.

"Fight To The Last To Save Life Of Snowden." The Evening Capital, 28 February 1919.

"Snowden Pays Penalty." The Baltimore Sun, 1 March 1919.

"Big Funeral Closes Last Snowden Chapter." The Evening Capital, 3 March 1919.

"Anonymous Letter Written Says He is Brandon Murderer." The Evening Capital, 3 March 1919.

"Snowden A Hero Not A Criminal." The Afro-American, 7 March 1919.

"Snowden Is Gone But Not Forgotten." The Afro-American, 14 March 1919.

"New Evidence Proves Innocence Of John Snowden." The Afro-American, 28 March 1919.

Gamerman, Ellen. "Hate Crimes Expose the Complex History of Annapolis's Race Relations." The Baltimore Sun, 25 December 1994.

Siegel, Andrea F. "Three Pursue Posthumous Pardon." The Baltimore Sun, 14 March 2000.

Mosk, Matthew. "Pardon Sought to Heal a Community; Maryland Black Man's 1919 Execution Still Haunting." Washington Post, 14 March  2000.

Siegel, Andrea F. "Rally to Underscore Push for Man's Posthumous Pardon." The Baltimore Sun, 14 May 2000.

Siegel, Andrea F. "Advocates for Man's Pardon Seek Funds for His Memorial." The Baltimore Sun, 24 May 2000.

Mohsberg, Margot. "Honor At Last?" The Sunday Capital, 11 June  2000.

Apperson, Jay and Siegel, Andrea F. "Glendenning Pardons Black In 1919 Murder." The Baltimore Sun, 1 June 2001.

Mosk, Matthew.  "Symbol Of Justice, Source Of Pain." Washington Post, 1 June 2001.

"Milestones: Posthumously Pardoned." Time, 11 June 2001.

Towhey, Jessica R. "Pardon Brings Glendenning African-Americans' Thanks." The Sunday Capital, 24 June 2001.

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