I have been imprisoned and now I am about to shake hands with time and welcome eternity, for in a few hours from now, I shall step out of time into eternity to pay the penalty of a crime I am not guilty of. God knows that I am telling the truth, and after I have been hanged, I am asking the authorities to please continue to search for the murderer. Though I have suffered, if it would have proved to the world that I was innocent, I would have willingly gone through that awful degree again. I have offered up a prayer for you all. I want to thank everybody that have spent their time and money to help me. Through their song and prayer my soul was made alive and I am leaving on the everlasting Arm of Jesus. I could not leave this world with a lie in my mouth.
Excerpt from the last statement of John Snowden, February 27, 1919
John Snowden Memorial Committee, Carl O. Snowden, Chairman; Joy C. Bramble, Jeffrey C. Henderson, Frederick C. Howard, Roger L. Murray Sr., George Phelps Jr., Hazel Geneva Snowden, Janice Hayes-Williams
Reverend Victor O. Johnson, Asbury United Methodist Church
Reverence Mamie A. Williams, Annapolis District Superintendent
Bishop Felton Edwin May, Presiding Bishop, Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church
June 10, 2000
A Luta Continual