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  • Collection: Community Members

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In this interview, Holland discusses her impressions of the events of July 1967.

In this interview, two sisters from a convent in Detroit, explained their personal experience during the unrest. One recalled her time at Marygrove College where she worked as a teacher. The other explained how she assisted the police department with…

In this interview, Hopkins discusses her impressions of the events of July 1967.

In this interview, Ms. Gorman discusses her impressions of the events of July 1967.

In this interview, Gatza discusses her impressions of the events of July 1967.

In this interview, Ms. Flanagan discusses her impressions of the events of July 1967.

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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.

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…

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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In this interview, Haelewyn discusses driving on the freeways, going from I-75 to I-94 to get to Grosse Pointe from Waterford. She mentions witnessing shouting, gunfire, fires, and smoke.

BorisConnieMp3.mp3
In this interview, Boris discusses extending her trip at Camp Dearborn with a friend when the unrest first started. She also talks about going to class during the week of the disturbance. Boris came back to the city to clean up a hazardous waste…

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In this interview, Heatley discusses caretaking of children, traveling around the city, and having to stay at home with the children during the week of the unrest.

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In this interview, Kathleen PoHutsky discusses what it was like moving to Detroit from Canada and living there in the Fifties and Sixties. She discusses the strain that the events of 1967 had on her relationships as well as the lives of those…

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In this interview, Pat Lutz describes her memories growing up in a segregated neighborhood and school in Detroit, Michigan. She discusses how her perceptions changed while in college at Wayne State University and later after the summer of 1967 as she…

NiskarArleneMp3.mp3
In this interview, Arlene Niskar discusses her family’s decision to move when a neighbor sold a house to a black family. She also talks about her memories of her wedding day on the Sunday that the unrest began as well as her Canadian relatives’…

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In this interview, Cunningham talks about his memories of his community in Royal Oak Township, how he first heard about the events of July 23, 1967, and his views on the systemic oppression of the black community in Detroit.

LeonardLindaMp3.mp3
In this interview, Linda Leonard remembers attending a concert and seeing looters. By the time the concert was over, there were fires and tanks and armed soldiers warning them to leave the area. She and her husband decided to remain in their…

CardenMargaretMp3.mp3
In this interview, Carden describes venturing around the city at night leading up to the unrest and at the very beginning of the disturbance and her memories of the week through the perspective of her interracial relationship. She also remembers the…
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