Color image of a pinback button showing the support of Puertoriceños (Puerto Ricans) for presidential candidate Hubert Humphrey and his running mate, Ed Muskie, in 1968.

Puerto Ricans for Humphrey campaign button

Pinback button showing the support of Puertoriceños (Puerto Ricans) for presidential candidate Hubert Humphrey and his running mate, Ed Muskie, in 1968.

Black and white photograph of Samuel Gompers, c.1918.

Samuel Gompers

Samuel Gompers, c.1918.

Black and white photograph of Charles Wilberforce Ames, c.1925.

Charles Wilberforce Ames

Charles Wilberforce Ames, c.1925.

Black and white photograph of Governor Joseph Alfred Arner Burnquist, c.1916.

Governor Joseph Alfred Arner Burnquist

Governor Joseph Alfred Arner Burnquist, c.1916.

Black and white photograph of union supporters outside the St. Paul Public Library, December 2, 1917.

Union supporters outside the St. Paul Public Library

Union supporters outside the St. Paul Public Library, December 2, 1917.

Black and white photograph of union supporters rallying in Rice Park on December 2, 1917.

Union supporters rally in Rice Park

Union supporters rally in Rice Park on December 2, 1917.

Black and white photograph of Street Railway union supporters gathering in Rice Park in St. Paul on December 2, 1917 for a meeting.

Street Railway union supporters gather in Rice Park

Street Railway union supporters gather in Rice Park in St. Paul on December 2, 1917 for a meeting.

Black and white photograph of women marching with American flags, Street Railway Company strike, 1917.

Women marching with American flags, Street Railway Company strike

Women marching with American flags, Street Railway Company strike, 1917.

Black and white photograph of the Street Railway Company strike, 1917.

Street Railway Company strike

Street Railway Company strike, 1917.

Twin Cities Streetcar Strike, 1917

When the Twin City Rapid Transit Company (TCRTC) refused to recognize the newly formed streetcar men's union, employees took to the streets of St. Paul and Minneapolis in the fall of 1917 to fight for their civil liberties. The labor dispute challenged state jurisdiction and reached the White House before finding settlement the following year.

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