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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…

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

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In this interview, Ms. Defever discusses her thoughts about the events of July 1967.

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In this interview, Stuhlwier discusses her experiences of the unrest as a Sister and teacher, as well as its lasting impact. She recollects looting, smoke, looming helicopters, and tanks and soldiers at Central High School where she was taking…

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In this interview, Stanislaw discusses growing up in Detroit and attending Wayne State University. In July 1967 he was a student and caretaker of an apartment building on Wayne State's campus where he lived with his wife and two small children.

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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.

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In this interview, Petlewski remembers her initial reactions of moving to the city of Detroit as a young child and her happy life in her neighborhood. In the summer of 1967, she was a student at the University of Detroit and worked full time in the…

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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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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, Boris discusses extending her trip at Camp Dearborn with a friend when the unrest first started. She also talks about going to class during the week of the disturbance. Boris came back to the city to clean up a hazardous waste…

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In this interview, Heatley discusses caretaking of children, traveling around the city, and having to stay at home with the children during the week of the unrest.

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In this interview, Kathleen PoHutsky discusses what it was like moving to Detroit from Canada and living there in the Fifties and Sixties. She discusses the strain that the events of 1967 had on her relationships as well as the lives of those…

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In this interview, Arlene Niskar discusses her family’s decision to move when a neighbor sold a house to a black family. She also talks about her memories of her wedding day on the Sunday that the unrest began as well as her Canadian relatives’…
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