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Ford Hunger Strike (massacre)...



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March 8, 1932

THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 8, 1932

* Ford Hunger March - massacre - riots
* Detroit to Dearborn, Michigan
* Unemployed Ford Motor Company workers


The top of the front page has a one column heading: "FOUR KILLED IN RIOT AT MAIN FORD PLANT AS 3,000 IDLE FIGHT" with subheads. (see) Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 48 pages, light toning at the margins, nice condition.

wikipedia notes: The Ford Hunger March, sometimes called the Ford Massacre, was a demonstration of unemployed workers starting in Detroit and ending in Dearborn, Michigan, that took place on March 7, 1932. The march resulted in four workers being shot to death by the Dearborn Police Department and security guards employed by the Ford Motor Company. Over 60 workers were injured, many by gunshot wounds. Three months later, a fifth worker died of his injuries. The march was organized by the Unemployed Councils. The Ford Hunger March was an important part of a chain of events that eventually led to the unionization of the U.S. auto industry.

Category: The 20th Century

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