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In this interview, Venita discusses her experiences while growing up in Virginia Park District and how over time, things have changed. She talks a lot about how her community has come together as a cohesive unit to achieve goals set make her…

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In this interview, Tarnas discusses growing up in the city, in both the Boston-Edison neighborhood. She discusses what she and her siblings did growing up and what the neighborhood was like. She talks about how the neighborhood has changed from the…

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In this interview, Dwight discusses growing up in the North Corktown/Briggs neighborhood. He discusses what life was like for him growing up in a poor neighborhood as a young African-American boy. He describes the neighborhood and the people who live…

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In this interview, Schofield describes growing up in the multiracial community in Mexicantown. She discusses the activities done within the neighborhood, friends and neighbors in the neighborhood, and what stores, housing, and schools within that…

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In this interview Carolyn talks about growing up in a diverse neighborhood right off of Six Mile. She highlights the easy-going nature of her neighborhoods which made her want to live in Detroit and raise her family. She discusses many things…

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In this interview, Christine Rogers discusses her neighrborhood, Lafayette Park.

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In this interview, Donna Palmer discusses growing up in Detroit’s University district, more specifically the changes that she’s seen the area go through over time and what she expects to see moving forward.

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In this interview, Kirk talks about growing up in Warrendale, the lack of integration at the time, and the later Copper Canyon aspect of the neighborhood.

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In this interview, Frances talks about life growing up in the Old Redford neighborhood. She talks about the schools, activities, and changes she noticed in the area throughout her time living there.

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In this interview, Haelewyn discusses driving on the freeways, going from I-75 to I-94 to get to Grosse Pointe from Waterford. She mentions witnessing shouting, gunfire, fires, and smoke.

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In this interview Harriet chronicles her work with the League of Women Voters and various other charitable and volunteer organizations. She recounts her experiences living in the city over the fifty years. She also dissects the problems the city…

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In this interview, Rafal discusses working in the real estate business in Detroit in the 1950s and 1960s. She recalls that it was difficult to sell homes in white neighborhoods to African American families, which she believed was mainly due to…
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