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In this interview, Rabaut recalls her memories of the summer of 1967 when she worked with a program set up by the diocese to help residents of Detroit. She and her fellow volunteers would hold liturgies in their building and she remembers the…

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In this interview, Williams describes her childhood growing up in a primarily Catholic, all-white neighborhood. She gives stories of her first interactions with African Americans and Civil Rights members, and how the interactions shaped her world…

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In this interview, Pattinson discusses growing up in various Detroit neighborhoods, his family, and race relations in the city before and after the events of 1967.

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In this interview, Johnson discusses his role as a phone lineman during the unrest in the summer of 1967. He reports that his workplace was integrated, and did not see any tension prior to ‘67. Once the unrest occurred, however, he and his…

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In this interview, Kendall discusses growing up on Detroit’s Eastside and moving downtown after graduating high school. She also discusses why she left after the 1967 disturbance and how suburban life differed from living downtown.

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In this interview, Arthur Bryant discusses his impressions of growing up in Detroit. He shares his experiences during the events of July 1967.

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In this interview, Carole Hall shares memories of growing up in Detroit, and of the events of 1943 and 1967 in the city. She was a teacher at Northwestern High School and was very focused on improving the lives of her students. After the summer of…

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

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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…

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

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

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

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

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Janet Lemon oral history interview, Detroit 1967 Oral History Project, Detroit Historical Museum.

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

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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.

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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…
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