Teenagers

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Teenagers

Items in the Teenagers Collection

Allen Adinoff
Allen Adinoff was 16 years old and living in Southfield, Michigan in July 1967.

Barbara Baldinger
Barbara Baldinger had just finished her freshman year of high school and was a Red Cross volunteer at a Head Start program at St. Cecilia School near Grand River and Livernois in July 1967.

Ceil Jensen
Ceil Jensen was a teenager who worked the hot dog stands at Tiger Stadium in July 1967.

John Cipolletti
John Cipolletti was a 19 year old photographer who captured early moments of the events that occurred in July 1967.

Marianne Smith
Marianne Smith describes driving through Detroit to a school photo shoot in July, 1967.

Michael Thompson
Michael Thompson was a teenager who delivered the Detroit Free Press around his neighborhood in July, 1967.

Marcella Barowski, July 15th, 2015
In this interview, Barowski discusses growing up in an integrated neighborhood on the east side of Detroit and attending St. Bernard, an integrated Catholic school during the 1960s. She also discusses witnessing the looting of several local…

Kathleen Kurta, June 30, 2015
In this interview, Kurta discusses growing up on the west side of Detroit in the 1950s and 1960s and her intense personal experiences during the 1967 disturbance while working at Greenfield’s Restaurant on Woodward Avenue near downtown Detroit. She…

Dr. Martin Levinson, June 26, 2015
In this interview, Marty Levinson discusses his experience at his parents' tailoring business, which moved from Detroit to Oak Park. As a Jewish boy at the time, he describes his relationships with African Americans in school and the way…

Karen Zaleski, March 21, 2015
Karen Zaleski was sixteen years old in July, 1967, awaiting news from her father, a lieutenant fireman in the Detroit Fire Department.

John Spence, Jr., July 24, 2015
John Spence and his younger brother were at the Tigers game on July 24, 1967. They were 15 and 10, respectively, and rode the bus home after the game to find their anxious parents awaiting them.

Rod Schnaar, July 25, 2015
Rod Schnaar was 14 years old and living in Rosedale Park in July 1967. He had attended the Tigers baseball game but couldn't get home because the buses stopped running. Two Detroit police offers drove him home in their cruiser.

Sheryl Davies, July 27, 2015
Sheryl Davies recalls her experience of hiring a private plane when the international border crossing was closed off in July 1967, denying her access to Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

Dwight Stackhouse, July 31, 2015
In this interview, Stackhouse discusses growing up in the integrated North Corktown neighborhood of Detroit during the 1950s and 60s. Stackhouse, who was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness, was nineteen-years-old in July 1967 and discusses evangelizing…

Barbara Donley, July 22, 2015
Barbara Donley recalls seeing the tanks and National Guard enter the city from I-96 and opines on the lasting effects of July 1967 on Detroit.

Alan Feldman, June 16, 2015
In this interview, Feldman discusses growing up in the suburban community of Oak Park and his experiences on Detroit’s Westside, where he worked as a shoe salesman, and where his father ran two cleaning stores. Feldman discusses segregation in the…

Hortense Fields recalls her memories from the night of 67 as a senior at Cass Tech High School, driving down 12th street with her friends.

Frank Rashid, July 30th 2015
In this interview, Rashid discusses social changes that occurred while growing up in his near west side neighborhood of Detroit as well as his own family’s experience during the 1967 civil disturbance, during which his father’s store was looted.…

Sharon Gant, August 15th, 2015
In this interview, Grant discusses growing up in Detroit, Michigan and the causes of the 1967 disturbance and her personal experiences during that week in July. Grant also looks back at her career as a social worker and at her decision to attend Law…

Ivory Williams, August 15th, 2015
In this interview, Ivory Williams recalls his childhood playing on his street and around the neighborhood. Williams tells of his grandparents’ journey to Detroit from Jim Crow South and his grandmother’s influence on him. Williams also sheds…