Campaign literature for Hjalmar Petersen, Farmer-Labor Party candidate for Governor, 1938.

Campaign literature for Hjalmar Petersen

Campaign literature for Hjalmar Petersen, Farmer-Labor Party candidate for Governor, 1938.

Black and white photograph of the Farmer-Labor party of Hennepin County chooses delegates, 1936.

Farmer-Labor party of Hennepin County chooses delegates

Farmer-Labor party of Hennepin County chooses delegates, 1936.

Black and white photograph of a Minneapolis street corner showing the Farmer-Labor Party headquarters, 1937.

Minneapolis street corner showing the Farmer-Labor Party headquarters

Minneapolis street corner showing the Farmer-Labor Party headquarters, 1937.

Black and white photograph of farmers storming the Minnesota State Capitol to demand relief, 1933.

Farmers storm Capitol to demand relief

Farmers storming the Minnesota State Capitol to demand relief, 1933.

Black and white photograph of Henry G. Teigan, Magnus Johnson, and Arthur C. Townley, c.1930.

Henry G. Teigan, Magnus Johnson, and Arthur C. Townley

Henry G. Teigan, Magnus Johnson, and Arthur C. Townley, c.1930.

Black and white photograph of a Farmer-Labor political poster atop an automobile, c.1925.

A Farmer-Labor political poster atop an automobile

A Farmer-Labor political poster atop an automobile, c.1925.

Black and white photograph of a Farmer-Labor Convention, Minneapolis, 1922.

Farmer-Labor Convention, Minneapolis

Farmer-Labor Convention, Minneapolis, 1922.

Minnesota Farmer-Labor Party, 1924–1944

Minnesota's Farmer-Labor Party (FLP) represents one of the most successful progressive third-party coalitions in American history. From its roots in 1917 through the early 1940s, the FLP elected hundreds of candidates to state and national office and created a powerful movement based on the needs of struggling workers and farmers.

Black and white photograph of Florence Rood, c.1920s.

Florence Rood

Florence Rood, c.1920s.

Rood, Florence (1873–1944)

Florence Rood was one of the first Minnesota women activists in the Farmer Labor movement. She worked to improve the treatment of teachers and was active in their local and national organizations. Many of the successful struggles in which she participated informed the public of the importance of education and laid the groundwork for improved working conditions for educators.

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