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History Hounds Series: An Auto Disaster: The 1927 Briggs Manufacturing Tragedy

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History Hounds Series: An Auto Disaster: The 1927 Briggs Manufacturing Tragedy

February 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join the Special Collections staff in the Judith Stillion Conference Room as we live-stream the Historical Society of Michigan’s History Hounds presentation. Hosted every other Tuesday at 12 pm.

“On April 23, 1927, an explosion and fire at the Briggs Manufacturing Company in Detroit killed 21 men—most of them African American migrants from the South. Briggs managers and Detroit fire officials called it an “Act of God,” but was it negligence? Join us for the story of this Motor City disaster. “

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Date:
February 20
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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George R. & Edith Angell Cook Special Collections
Phone
(989)356-6188 Ext 17
Email
specialcollections@alpenalibrary.org
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