Black and white photograph of A. Philip Randolph, 1920. Courtesy New York Public Library.

A. Philip Randolph

A. Philip Randolph, 1920. Courtesy New York Public Library.

Black and white photograph of Pullman porter Dewey Jackson, c.1955.

Pullman porter Dewey Jackson

Pullman porter Dewey Jackson, c.1955.

Black and white photograph of Pullman porter Wade Hamilton, c.1920.

Pullman porter Wade Hamilton

Pullman porter Wade Hamilton, c.1920.

Black and white photograph of a Frank Boyd testimonial dinner, with A. Philip Randolph standing, 1951.

Frank Boyd testimonial dinner

Frank Boyd testimonial dinner, with A. Philip Randolph standing, 1951.

Black and white photograph of Frank Boyd, c.1951.

Frank Boyd

Frank Boyd, c.1951.

Boyd, Frank (1881–1962)

Frank Boyd was a celebrated organizer in Minnesota for the country’s most influential African American labor union, the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, from 1926 to 1951.

Color image of a National Farmers Organization sign on Highway 23, near St. Cloud. Photographed on January 24, 2016, by Therese Cain.

National Farmers Organization sign near St. Cloud

National Farmers Organization sign on Highway 23, near St. Cloud. Photographed on January 24, 2016, by Therese Cain.

Black and white photograph of a National Farmers Organization checkpoint in Clontarf,1964.

NFO checkpoint in Clontarf

Photograph of a a National Farmers Organization checkpoint in Clontarf printed in the Benson Swift County News on August 25, 1964. The original caption included with the photograph reads, “A photo of an NFO checkpoint at the highway 9 curve in Clontarf. Checkpoints and picketing posts are spotted along major highways in this area and wherever the NFO meat withholding action is in force. Manning the checkpoint were Wesley Benham (left) and Walter Gades.” Image is from the Benson Swift County News (vol. LXXI), August 25, 1964.

NFO representatives at a press conference held on October 16, 1963.

NFO press conference in Melrose

At a press conference held on October 16, 1963, at Melrose High School, Oren Lee Staley, NFO president; Msgr. E.W. O’Rourke, director of Catholic Rural Life Conference; Rev.Arnold Salchert, Mankato; and Andrew Francis Julig, pastor of St. Mary’s parish, Melrose (left to right) answered questions before a rally supporting organizing farmers in order to compete in the marketplace.

Black and white photograph of NFO farmers and creamery employees ride a bulk truck out to milk dumping site on the Martin Lampi farm near Annandale on March 7, 1963.

NFO farmers and creamery employees

NFO farmers and creamery employees ride a bulk truck to a milk dumping site on the Martin Lampi farm near Annandale on March 7, 1963.

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