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Mar 07

March 7th, 1932: The Ford Hunger March

On this day in 1932, the Ford Hunger March is carried out.

In it, at least 5,000 unemployed metro Detroiters protest joblessness, hunger and poor living conditions during the challenging period known as the Great Depression.

The march,¬†which begins in Detroit and ends at Ford Motor Company’s Rouge Plant, is led by several leftist political organizations.

One of the march organizers is Dave Moore. He will later become a founding member of the United Automobile Workers Local 600 and one of the first African-Americans to hold union office.

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Thank you to Ken Coleman on Facebook www.onthisdaydetroit.com