DETROIT — A Detroit-area historical group is protesting a mayor's decision to stop it from sending out the latest issue of its publication, which delves into Ford Motor Co. founder Henry Ford's anti-Semitism. The Dearborn Historical Commission says the latest edition of The Dearborn Historian, a city-financed quarterly journal, should be sent to its roughly 200 subscribers and that Mayor Jack O'Reilly should reverse his decision to cut ties with longtime Detroit journalist Bill McGraw, who wrote the Ford piece. The story, which can be read online, highlights Ford's writings and views on Jews and explores how they still influence modern neo-Nazi groups. The Dearborn-based automaker disavowed its founder's views before he died in 1947 and sought to make amends with Jews and Israel. O'Reilly said in a statement he thought the publication "could become a distraction from our continuing messages of inclusion and respect." The mayor added he didn't fire McGraw, who wasn't an employee … [Read more...] about Group: Article on Henry Ford’s views on Jews should go out
opinion Brian Dickerson Detroit Free Press Published 8:23 PM EST Feb 1, 2019 Half a lifetime ago — specifically, the morning after the 18-year-old Rambler American I had purchased from my brother-in-law for the bargain price of $50 gave the last full measure of its devotion during my rush-hour commute home — I hitched a ride to a nearby dealership and purchased the first new car I had ever owned: a Midnight Blue Ford Fiesta. I had no delusion that my manual-transmission econobox would become an object of envy, even among my thrifty newsroom peers. But I was surprised when one of those colleagues, a college classmate with whom I shared a two-bedroom apartment, sneered at my new ride with undisguised contempt. "You bought a Ford?" he asked. "Weren't you a history major?" In fact, I had been a history major. But I knew practically nothing about the history of the Ford Motor Company, or about the … [Read more...] about How Henry Ford’s anti-Semitism stings in 2019: Brian Dickerson
Associated Press Published 7:17 AM EST Jan 29, 2019 DETROIT — Henry Ford Health System in Detroit is implementing temporary visitor restrictions at six hospitals to protect patients, employees and visitors from the spread of the flu. The system says visitors can be no younger than 12 and patients with flu-like symptoms and have scheduled appointments or procedures should wear a mask and maintain proper hand hygiene. Other visitors with flu-like symptoms are asked not to visit loved ones, family members or friends until their symptoms improve. More on freep.com: Flu cases surge: Here's what you need to know to stay healthy Bone-chilling, record-setting cold on tap for metro Detroit this week Henry Ford in Detroit, Allegiance Health and Kingswood Hospital are included in the restrictions. Restrictions also are in place at Henry Ford hospitals in Macomb, Wyandotte and West Bloomfield. Associate Chief Clinical Officer and Chief Quality Officer Betty Chu says a decision to lift … [Read more...] about Henry Ford Health restricts visitors to limit the spread of flu
Automaker Henry Ford, of Ford Motor Company, turned to the Brazilian rainforest in the 1920s to construct a rubber plantation that would serve as his own personal supply of the material. The town, dubbed Fordlandia, was more than an industrial operation – it was Ford’s attempt to establish a picturesque American society. Here’s how Fordlandia was founded before completely falling apart. Deep inside Brazil’s Amazon rainforest sit the dilapidated remains of what looks like an industrial town. One of the first things you’ll see upon entering is a water tower with a faded “Ford” logo. That’s because almost a century ago, the founder of Ford Motor Company, Henry Ford, turned that space of land into not only a business operation but a social experiment of sorts. Here’s how Fordlandia, Ford’s utopian city and industrial town, was founded – and how it completely fell apart. If you’ve never heard of Fordlandia before, … [Read more...] about Henry Ford built a utopian city inside Brazil’s Amazon rainforest that’s now a ghost town — take a look around the abandoned city that was once ‘Fordlandia’
Probably not…and there's a good reason why. Gene Marks Published 6:30 am CST, Wednesday, January 16, 2019 Photo: Colin McPherson | Getty Images Photo: Colin McPherson | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Colin McPherson | Getty Images Ever Heard Of Henry Ford's Colossal Failed City in the Jungle? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery He was a visionary and one of the most famous capitalists in all of history. He introduced the automobile to the world and created the modern day production line. By the time of his death in 1947 Henry Ford was worth almost $200 billion in today's dollars. He was an icon and a hugely successful businessman. Except when he failed. … [Read more...] about Ever Heard Of Henry Ford’s Colossal Failed City in the Jungle?