The Dearborn Independent (Virtual Program)
The year 2019 marked the centennial of Henry Ford’s wildly popular antisemitic newspaper, "The Dearborn Independent," the second-most widely read paper in the United States. Despite its international reach and considerable backing, the Jewish community ultimately prevailed against it, exerting back-channel, public, economic, and legal pressure to shut down the paper in 1927. And yet, even in 2021, the "Independent" lives on. Its articles are still in print. They are now experiencing unprecedented reach, popularity, and power through social media, catalyzing antisemitic harassment and influencing many present-day extremist writings.
Join Jewish Historical Society of Michigan Executive Director Catherine Cangany, PhD, virtually on Tuesday, Oct. 19, at 2 p.m. for an eye-opening look at how this chapter in our past is still very much present.
This is a free program, but advanced registration is required.