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In this interview, Adam Shakoor discusses growing up in the Sojourner Truth. He also goes into great detail about the reactions people had towards the police, the National Guard, and the unrest itself. He also comments about the political structure…

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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…

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In this interview, Darwish discusses growing up in a multi-ethnic community in Highland Park and the causes and effects of the 1967 disturbance, including the closing of the Highland Park Ford Plant and race relations. He also discusses changes in…

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In this interview, Murphy discusses his move to the Detroit area and serving in World War II with his brother. He also discusses joining the Detroit Fire Department and his experiences during the 1967 unrest.

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Alison Mellon was a student at Wayne State University in July, 1967.

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Allan Ranusch was 11 years old and lived in the lower east side of Detroit in 1967. He remembers when looters broke into the neighborhood convenience store, snipers, and the damage to his neighborhood.

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

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In this interview, Amne Talab shares her memories of the summer of 1967 in Detroit and Highland Park when she was eight years old.

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Ana was a 13 year old who lived with her grandparents near the training grounds where the Detroit Fire Department was stationed.

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Angela Smith recalls being a child and witnessing looting and later National Guardsmen in Detroit in July of 1967.

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A painting and explanation from Angelo Sherman who was a child in 1967.

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Anita Gibbs was a child in 1967 and remembers the atmosphere and confusion of the city while the police searched her house.

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In this interview, Hadley discusses her childhood in Detroit, and her feeling of safety within the city. She then discusses her experience during the unrest, and how her entire family was fearful for their safety. She emphasizes that many of the…

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

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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, Ann Kraemer discusses her role as a field work student at the School of Social Work for the University of Michigan. Kraemer and her coworkers went through the neighborhoods making sure families, children, and the elderly had the…
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