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In this interview, Johnson remembers her childhood growing up in Dearborn, Michigan and how her family’s view on racial relations did not align with the public views of that community. She mentions a letter her father wrote to the editor of the…

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In this interview, Dr. Abraham discusses his memories of the summer of 1967 as an Arab teenager living in Detroit. He remembers his relationships with his peers and the reactions of the people around him. Abraham was more interested in international…

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

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In this interview, Stacy discusses growing up in Dearborn, going to Michigan State after serving in the Marine Corps, and working as a campus cop. He reflects on his time at the Recorder’s Court and how the unrest of 1967 affected his work there.…

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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…

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In this interview, Alawan discusses his family’s emigration from Syria and what it was like to grow up in the Muslim community in Dearborn in the 1960s. He mentions his perception of the global political and social tension that pervaded his youth.…

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Joe Colton was 6 years old the summer of 1967. He was in the car with his mother and siblings with felt the need to drive to Dearborn for safety.

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On July 28, 1967, George and Willetta and their sons drove through Dearborn, Michigan to pick up their aunt on the way to Bad Axe when they were stopped by a police officer who told them they must leave the city.

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In this interview, Smith discusses growing up around Detroit, and how she sought to be an active member of the Detroit community. She also talks about her experience at the family-owned dry cleaners during the unrest. More specifically, she talks…

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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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Sue Wabeke describes traveling within Detroit to and from work in July, 1967.

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In this interview, Carter Garbarczyk discusses his work covering the 1967 unrest for Channel 2 WJBK-TV. Nancy Garbarczyk discusses her father’s work as a sergeant for the Detroit Police Department during July 1967.
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