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  • Tags: 1967 riot—Detroit—Michigan

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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.

Micheal Baldridge had just finished high school in 1967 and remembers the impact the summer had on the community of Brighton, Michigan.

Joyce was a committed New Left Activist in Detroit in the 1960s. Here, he discusses the fragmentation–exacerbated by governmental and police surveillance–of many Detroit organizations. He was a member of the Northern Student Movement, People…

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.

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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…

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…

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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.

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…

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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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