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In this interview, Brenda Peek discusses her impressions of Detroit, as well as both her own and her former husband Lonnie Peek’s work after the events of July 1967 including the People’s Tribunal and mock trial of the Algiers Motel Incident and…

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In this interview, Northcross talks about her memories of the Boston-Edison neighborhood of Detroit and the changes she witnessed over time. She talks about the tensions between the Jewish and black populations in the area, particularly in the…

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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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Originally from Decatur, IL, Robert Garvin recounts his experience being a new resident to Detroit days before the unrest in 1967 began. He also briefly explains the changes of the Boston-Edison area along with some changes to the Dearborn area…

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Victoria Roberts is a Federal Judge who serves in Detroit now, but has a long history, and many memories, of her time growing up in the city of Detroit with her parents and siblings

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In this interview, Joann Castle discusses how, as a suburban Catholic housewife, she was inspired by Father Bill Cunningham and his role in civil rights movement. Joann and her first husband decided to move into the Boston-Edison neighborhood of…

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Joann Castle describes her experiences moving her family into an old home on Boston Boulevard the summer of July 1967 and her continued work with social justice.
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