1932 Ford Hunger March

The Ford Hunger March that occurred on Feb. 4th, 1932 was a fight for workers rights after the spike in unemployment following the 1929 market crash. Millions participated in the march while around 100,000 stayed in the Metro City to demonstrate. Both parties were met with heavy resistance from law enforcement. The march began in Detroit and ended at Ford’s largest plant in Dearborn, MI. When the crowd approached the outskirts of Dearborn, officers shot tear gas and bullets into the crowd. Over 50 were wounded and four young leaders:  Joe DiBlasio, Coleman Leny, Joe York, and Joe Bussell were killed as a result.

Here’s some footage from the1932 protest:

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