“You can see here, as it is impossible to do in a more varied and complex city, the whole structure of an industrial society.” So wrote...
Thousands of unemployed workers marched at the Ford Motor Company’s Dearborn, Michigan, plant to demand hunger and job relief. Police fired on the crowd, killing three demonstrators.
Former mechanic Henry Ford founded the Ford Motor Company with a group of investors in Detroit, Michigan. The first Ford car was assembled a month later.
The Ford Motor Company perfected the assembly line and introduced the $5 per day wage, double the industry standard.