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LemmonJanetAudio.mp3
Janet Lemmon oral history interview, Detroit 1967 Oral History Project, Detroit Historical Museum.

CurrierAnnAudio.mp3
In this interview, Ms. Currier discusses her work at Trinity Church during July 1967.

Marvin Howell was eight years old in 1967 and remembers living close to the center of activity.

Sue Schmittroth was a teenager who was staying in the cultural center of Detroit in July of 1967. She and her friends explored around the city during the unrest to quell their curiosity and got into more than one altercation with law enforcement.

Gary McDonald and his family moved to the city from Bloomfield Hills following the unrest of 1967 to take advantage of life in the city.

Ann Bryne was a child in 1967 and remembers watching the adults around her react to what was happening that summer.

Art Lorenz was 13 years old in the summer of 1967. He remembers that he was unable to attend his football conditioning class. He also remembers a conversation a few weeks later with a Canadian friend who had only seen media reports of what happened.

James Veselenak was a lifeguard on Belle Isle in 1967. He remembers reporting to work unaware of the situation when he was stopped by a policeman who eventually let him through. He was later called back to help prepare the island to house prisoners.…

DarylBuchananAudio.mp3
In this interview, Buchanan discusses his experiences growing up primarily in Virginia Park during the 1960s. He notes the escalated police presence in the community, and details several anecdotes of police brutality he experienced as a child. During…

VaugnReginaMp3.mp3
In this interview, Vaugn discusses her experiences during the events of July 1967 when her family lived just around the block from some of the violence.

WerbrouckJoAnneMp3.mp3
JoAnne Webrouck remembers growing up in Detroit and after training, she got a job taking reservations for Hilton Hotels in downtown Detroit. During the week of July 23, 1967, she used the unexpected day off of work to peruse wedding venues before…

DavisJesseMp3.mp3
In this interview, Mr. Davis discusses growing up in Detroit's close-knit Davison neighborhood and the effect the Chrysler Freeway had on the area. He was drafted into the military and was home on a two-day pass on July 23, 1967.

PetlewskiMaryMp3.mp3
In this interview, Petlewski remembers her initial reactions of moving to the city of Detroit as a young child and her happy life in her neighborhood. In the summer of 1967, she was a student at the University of Detroit and worked full time in the…

StacyMikeMp3.mp3
In this interview, Stacy discusses growing up in Dearborn, going to Michigan State after serving in the Marine Corps, and working as a campus cop. He reflects on his time at the Recorder’s Court and how the unrest of 1967 affected his work there.…

AtchooBuddy&DickowMichaelMp3.mp3
In this interview, Atchoo and Dickow discuss their recollections of the 1967 unrest as recent immigrants and as grocery store owners. Dickow owned Consumers’ Fruit Market which was on Blaine and Twelfth; his store was a mere block away from where…

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In this interview, Glendy Thompson remembers her childhood in Detroit and her education – most notably her participation in the Northern High School walk-out and attending Freedom School. She remembers the summer of 1967 and the changes she has…

John McCandless worked on Twelfth Street in the summer of 1966. In the summer of 1967 he was in Rhode Island and came back to find everything had changed.

Tarya Simo and her siblings were children whose mother owned a shop in 1967.

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In this interview, Mary Romaya discusses growing up in Northwest Detroit with her Chaldean family. Romaya talks about her experiences before during and after the July 1967 events. Romaya additionally discusses her father’s supermarket business and…

GriffithConnieMp3.mp3
In this interview, Griffith discusses growing up near Woodward, witnessing Diego Rivera work on his famous murals at the DIA, her experience of witnessing violence during the 1943 race riots, her family’s relation to the Algiers Motel, and how she…
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