Photograph of Ernest Fox receiving a warm greeting from Marguerite Robinson, executive director of the Los Angeles Civil Rights Congress, after he is released from a Los Angeles jail. Fox, a member of the Communist Party, was among 15 Communist Party members who were indicted under the Smith Act, which made it a federal crime to advocate the overthrow of any United States government by force or violence. Fox was arrested in August 1951 and served 138 days in jail before the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ordered his release on bail.
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