Michigan Political Parties: Farmer Labor Party

The Human Rights Party was a radical party active in the early 1970s in Ann Arbor and several other Michigan cities with large student populations. For a time the party held several city council seats, but by 1975 its influence had begun to wane. In 1975 the party changed its name to Socialist Human Rights Party, and by 1977 it was identified with the Socialist Party of Michigan.

This party is documented in the records of the Human Rights Party of Ann Arbor and the papers of Jeaneane Havstad, John and Leni Sinclair, Robert Alexander, and William H. McNitt, the Contemporary History Project oral interviews, and the party's newsletter.