Frank Fried

Frank Fried joined the Socialist Workers Party as a teenager in Chicago. Following World War II, SWP members were involved in the effort to end segregation at the “White City” amusement park and later in the “Hickman case,” the story or which is told in Joe Allen’s People Wasn’t Made to Burn. Fried left the SWP and became an active supporter of the socialist magazine, American Socialist. After it folded, he continued to promote various socialist projects until his death.

Lester Rodney: The Long Ball Hitter
Against the Current, No. 145, March/April 2010

Leon Despres, Chicago Rebel
Against the Current, No. 143, November/December 2009

My Studs Terkel, and Yours
Against the Current, No. 138, January/February 2009

A Slice of Socialist History
Against the Current, No. 121, March/April 2006

A Letter from California
Against the Current, No. 106, September/October 2003

Small Inaccuracies on Trotskyism Series
Against the Current, No. 55, March/April 1995