Construction of the GM Poletown Plant (above) on June 23, 1981, adjacent to the site of the recently-demolished Chrysler Hamtramck Assembly Plant (formerly Dodge Main). Several months earlier, consumer advocate and auto industry critic Ralph Nader (below) had tried to help Poletown residents prevent GM from tearing down their neighborhood to build the new plant.


Images from the collection of The Virtual Motor City: (c) 2003 Walter P. Reuther Library, Wayne State University. All images associated with the Virtual Motor City Collection are protected by United States copyright law. Duplication or sale of all or part of any of the data or images is not permitted without consent of the copyright holder. 1) ID6161_3 and 2) ID16197.

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