Henry Ford, an American hero and icon. He changed the lifestyle of the middle class and made owning an automobile possible for everyone. I think he would be proud to know The Ford Motor Company is still (and the only) US auto company following his business model.
Henry Ford ..... I didn't know him but my Great Grandfather, Harley Furrow worked for him as his personal chef and lived with his family on his property. Henry Ford used to drive my Grandmother to school in Model Ts that weren't on the market yet in 1912.
A Black Rosie the Riveter was featured on the cover of the New Yorker magazine. The original picture of white Rosie frequently appears as an image of women’s equality as a laborer. The real Rosie worked at the Willow Run Bomber Plant which produced over 8,600 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers during World War II. The plant at that time was owned and run by Henry Ford who was known to be anti-Semitic, anti-union, and who hired women only under duress. There is currently a campaign to…
Watch it online now! An incisive look at the birth of the American auto industry with its long history of struggles between labor and management, and a thought-provoking reminder of how Ford's automobile forever changed the way we work, where we live, and our ideas about individuality, freedom, and possibility.