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In this interview, Falbaum discusses his impressions when he first moved to Detroit, as well as his work covering Mayor Cavanagh's office during the summer of 1967.

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In this interview, Carole and Leo Alberts explain their experiences growing up in some of the neighborhoods in Detroit. The couple briefly discusses the differences of living in Detroit and its suburbs. Additionally they speak about their experiences…

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In this interview, Wilkins discusses growing up in Highland Park, attending Wayne State, starting a food co-op and life in the Jeffries Projects. She also discusses her experiences in 1967 and her impressions of Detroit then and now.

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In this interview, Jonathon Jackson discusses his experiences growing up in Detroit, Michigan, in the 1950's and 1960's.

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Kathleen Banchero was a young teacher who had left her car at the Detroit Boat Club on Belle Isle while she attended a regatta in Canada with her sister and brother-in-law. When she returned, the police had blocked the bridge to Belle Isle and were…

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In this interview, Jones remembers the feelings in the city during the events of the summer of 1967. Her sister gave birth a few days before the unrest began and they had to track down her brother-in-law who was missing. She discusses how that…

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In this interview, Susan Dodd describes her life as a young mother living in the Jeffries Projects and the challenges of finding adequate places to shop so she and her fellow residents established a food co-op and a milk program. In July of 1967, she…

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In this interview, Adam Shakoor discusses growing up in the Sojourner Truth. He also goes into great detail about the reactions people had towards the police, the National Guard, and the unrest itself. He also comments about the political structure…

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Beverly Mayhew remembers the unease of the city of Detroit the summer of 1967. Her husband, who flew helicopters, took reporters out over the city and was a member of the National Guard.

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Kathleen Gapa was a University of Michigan student working in the Detroit School System the summer of 1967. She and a colleague had taken students to Ann Arbor for the weekend and came back to tanks and soldiers.

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In this interview, Billotto discusses his experiences during the week of July 23, 1967, including his excursions out to take photographs of the destruction, as well as discussing the future of the city.

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Judith Trzeciak had hosted a barbecue and swimming day for children from a local Baptist church. When they drove the children home, their car was surrounded by men who tried to tip over their car.

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In this interview, Walker discusses growing up in Wyandotte in a segregated neighborhood, but being raised by his father to be tolerant of all races. He tells what he was doing he heard about the unrest and how he sees the city today.

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In this interview, Norbert Kidd discusses his experience with the unrest in 1967. Though he was not viewing the events up close, he watched the flames and destruction from the balcony of his apartment building. He also talks about how he went and…

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In this interview, Thompson describes race relations in Detroit before, during, and after July 1967. She recalls the day she found out about the disturbance as she drove down Dexter toward Twelfth Street in her taxi. She then went home to care for…

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In this interview, Robinson discusses growing up in a predominantly Jewish neighborhood in Northwest Detroit and her experience in the 1967 disturbance, including her father’s military past, helping them at the time. She also discusses changes in the…

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In this interview, Dawson tells of how she first heard of the unrest and her attempts to get all seven of her sons home and to keep them out of trouble. She also compares her memories of the ’43 riots to the events of 1967.

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In this interview, Seymour discusses spending time in Detroit as a young child. He also talks about Grosse Pointe, and how moving there informed him about racial discrimination in America. He talks about how he lived in Royal Oak with his wife during…

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In this interview, Bruce Carr discusses growing up in a multi-ethnic community and his family’s experience coming from Tennessee. He also touches on his experiences in 1967 and how he sees some of the changes in Detroit since.

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Mrs. Bennett was a wife and mother living in Detroit in July of 1967.
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