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  • Collection: Healthcare Workers

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In this interview, Sims discusses what it was like to grow up and go to school on the east side and her memory of the ’43 race riots. She recounts how she traveled various places going to school and teaching for nursing as well as various aspects…

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In this interview, Kelly discusses growing up in Detroit and how her family eventually moved to Grosse Pointe when her neighborhood became unsafe. She also discusses her experiences working at the Detroit General Hospital during the week of July 23,…

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In this interview, Tell discusses his move from Brooklyn to Oak Park and his experiences as senior administrator at Sinai hospital during the 1967 disturbance.

Robert Tell was a senior executive at Sinai-Grace Hospital in Detroit in July of 1967. He was called into work where he could see the fires from the roof of the hospital. He worked throughout the week.

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In this interview, Allor describes her neighborhood growing up and her naivety with regards to the racial tensions in Detroit. She shares her memories of the unrest as she remembers them and discusses the future of the city.

Janice Dyer Dean had just started a job at Detroit General Hospital and had to be picked up for work in an ambulance.

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In this interview, Edwards details what it was like growing up on the west side of Detroit and discusses the week of July 23rd, 1967, during which she was working at Detroit Receiving Hospital as a registered nurse.

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In this interview, Crissman tells of being called in to Detroit Receiving to work as a trauma surgeon.

Marceline Hartung was a 19 year old nursing student in July of 1967 and watched the events unfold from the roof of her dorm.

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In this interview, Van Buren discusses working in a de facto segregated hospital in Detroit in the 1960s and his recollections of the 1967 disturbance. He compares modern day society and race relations to what he experienced in the 1960s.

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In this interview, Katharine Burns discusses growing up in Detroit and her limited interaction with African Americans until she started working at the Lafayette Clinic. She also discusses the discrimination and the extreme disturbance in the city at…

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In this interview Cheryl speaks of her upbringing in Detroit and her early years as a nurse at Detroit Receiving and Kirwood Hospital. She also recalls her time at nursing school and seeing the events of 1967 first hand.

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In this interview, Konwerski discusses working at the Lafayette Clinic in Detroit during and after the 1967 civil disturbance. She also discusses her family’s move from Hamtramck to Warren, Michigan in April 1967. Following the disturbance in July…

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In this interview, Dr. Lauter describes working at Detroit Receiving Hospital in July 1967 and taking care of patients that were injured in the civil disturbance, some of whom were under arrest, and being followed on his rounds by a military detail.…

Muriel Smith describes her mother's experiences as a nurse in July, 1967.
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