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Henry Ford Community College (Dearborn, MI 48128-2407)
Michael Daher (Project Director: March 2007 to August 2009)

Landmarks of American History for Community Colleges, WTP
Education Programs

$119,886 (approved)
$119,886 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2007 – 9/30/2008

Henry Ford and the History of American Industry, Labor, and Culture

Two one-week workshops for 50 community college faculty to study corporate, labor, and cultural history through primary sources and visits to the River Rouge Plant and other important landmarks.

Henry Ford Community College will conduct two on-week workshops (for 25 participants each) on "Henry Ford and the History of American Industry, Labor, and Culture." The basic daily schedule will include morning workshops presented by guest scholars, followed by a tour of a relevant site, a research session, and a seminar. The participants will be community college faculty. The tours will take them not only to principal settings of materials culture (such as the Ford Rouge Plant and the Detroit Industry Murals of Diego Rivera), but also to major archival sources (such as the Walter Reuther and the Benson Ford libraries). Visiting scholars and presenters will include accomplished specialists in the fields of corporate, labor, and cultural history.