The Battle of the Overpass – From Mac’s Motor City Garage

May 26th 1937 was a dark day in the history of  The Ford Motor Company

May 26, 1937: The Battle of the Overpass Ford
May 26, 1937: The Battle of the Overpass

The UAW had organised a handbill campaign to unionize the plant’s workers. And at this instant, famously frozen in time by Detroit News photographer Scotty Fitzpatrick, Bennett’s professional toughs were about to give the organizers an expert physical beating. Read the  article here

Moments later, Reuther was repeatedly picked up and thrown down the stairs, while Frankensteen had his suit coat pulled over his arms and head, in classic street-hood fashion, and was beaten within an inch of his life.

 

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