Ford Massacre
Detroit Workers News Special, 1932

Houdyma, Joseph; Del Duca, Robert; Auringer, Jack; Seltzer, Leo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9inuaYlge0
Date Written:  1932-01-01
Year First Published:  {42455 Ford Massacre FORD MASSACRE Detroit Workers News Special, 1932 Houdyma, Joseph; Del Duca, Robert; Auringer, Jack; Seltzer, Leo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9inuaYlge0 WFPL newsreel of the March 7th Detroit/Dearborn demonstration and hunger march of unemployed Ford workers. 1932-01-01 1932 1982 FLL Film 1 reel. Extant. Newsreel of the March 7th Detroit/Dearborn demonstration and hunger march of unemployed Ford workers. Showing the attack by police, funeral of the four workers killed, and subsequent protest picketing. The only newsreel coverage of the historic mass march in downtown Detroit on February 4, 1932, against the starvation program of Hoover/Murphy, and the armed, unprovoked attack by Dearborn police and Ford “guards” on unemployed auto workers at the gates of the River Rouge plant. The Detroit Film and Photo League filmed the march to Grand Circus Park through bitter cold and snow to petition for unemployment relief and oppose President Hoover and Mayor Murphy's "starvation program." At the River Rouge Ford Motor plant, Dearborn police joined with Ford guards to attack protesters with clubs, tear gas and guns. Of the four young men murdered, the film observes, "They asked for food and jobs ... They got bullets!" 7 mins. CX16675 0 false true false CX16675.htm [0xc0015a6c00 0xc00027a690 0xc0007b2de0 0xc000781e90 0xc001babad0] Cx}
Year Published:  1982
Resource Type:  Film
Cx Number:  CX16675

WFPL newsreel of the March 7th Detroit/Dearborn demonstration and hunger march of unemployed Ford workers.

Abstract: 
1 reel. Extant. Newsreel of the March 7th Detroit/Dearborn demonstration and hunger march of unemployed Ford workers. Showing the attack by police, funeral of the four workers killed, and subsequent protest picketing. The only newsreel coverage of the historic mass march in downtown Detroit on February 4, 1932, against the starvation program of Hoover/Murphy, and the armed, unprovoked attack by Dearborn police and Ford “guards” on unemployed auto workers at the gates of the River Rouge plant. The Detroit Film and Photo League filmed the march to Grand Circus Park through bitter cold and snow to petition for unemployment relief and oppose President Hoover and Mayor Murphy's "starvation program." At the River Rouge Ford Motor plant, Dearborn police joined with Ford guards to attack protesters with clubs, tear gas and guns. Of the four young men murdered, the film observes, "They asked for food and jobs ... They got bullets!" 7 mins.

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