Zev Aelony photographed after his arrest by the Jackson Police Department in Jackson, Mississippi on July 11, 1961.

Zev Aelony

Zev Aelony photographed after his arrest by the Jackson Police Department in Jackson, Mississippi on July 11, 1961.

Black and white photograph of the Minnesota Freedom Riders on July 26, 1961.

Minnesota Freedom Riders

The Minnesota Freedom Riders on July 26, 1961, after their return to Minnesota. Pictured are (left to right) Marvin Davidov, Zev Aelony, David Morton, Eugene Uphoff (with guitar), Claire O'Connor, and Robert Baum. Photographed by the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Minnesota Freedom Riders

The Freedom Rides of 1961 began with thirteen riders traveling on two buses through the South. Their goal was to end race segregation in interstate bus travel. The Rides grew to over fifty journeys and other actions, and attracted 436 Riders; six of them were from Minnesota.

Color scan of a City of Minneapolis Election Map, 1946.

City of Minneapolis Election Map

City of Minneapolis Election Map, 1946.

Black and white photograph of Albert Goldman, one of the defendants in the Smith Act Trial and the leader of the group’s legal defense, ca. 1942.

Albert Goldman

Albert Goldman, one of the defendants in the Smith Act Trial and the leader of the group’s legal defense, ca. 1942.

Black and white photograph of Socialist Workers Party members, ca. 1941. Left to right: James Cannon, Felix Marrow, and Albert Goldman.

Socialist Workers Party Members

Socialist Workers Party members, ca. 1941. Left to right: James Cannon, Felix Marrow, and Albert Goldman.

Black and white photograph of Grant Dunne, Minneapolis labor leader, ca. 1930s.

Grant Dunne

Grant Dunne, Minneapolis labor leader, ca. 1930s.

Black and white photograph of a Socialist Workers Party meeting, ca. 1940. Vincent R. Dunne and Grace Carlson in center.

Socialist Workers Party Meeting

A Socialist Workers Party meeting, ca. 1940. Vincent R. Dunne and Grace Carlson in center.

Black and white photograph of Jake Cooper, Oscar Coover, Harry DeBoer, and Max Geldman at the Minneapolis Headquarters during the time of their trial, 1941.

Socialist Workers Party members during the Smith Trial

Jake Cooper, Oscar Coover, Harry DeBoer, and Max Geldman at the Minneapolis Headquarters during the time of their trial, 1941.

Black and white photograph of Harry de Boer and James H. Bartlett with Leon Trotsky, 1940.

Harry de Boer (far left) and James H. Bartlett (far right), defendants in the Smith Act Trial, with their wives and Leon Trotsky (center) in Mexico

Harry de Boer (far left) and James H. Bartlett (far right), defendants in the Smith Act Trial, with their wives and Leon Trotsky (center) in Mexico, 1940.

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