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Art Lorenz was 13 years old in the summer of 1967. He remembers that he was unable to attend his football conditioning class. He also remembers a conversation a few weeks later with a Canadian friend who had only seen media reports of what happened.

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In this interview, Jacqueline Mills talks about her memories of growing up in the city, her neighborhood, and her family’s connection the Martin Luther King. In the summer of 1967, her family had recently moved away from the affected area but they…

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In this interview, DiMaria discusses his childhood growing up on the east side of Detroit and his memories from the week of July 23, 1967. His brother was a musician who played at a bar on July 22 and later in the week the two drove downtown to…

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Carrie Davis was a child in the summer of 1967 and remembers the feelings and sights of the week of July 23. 1967.

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In this interview, Baker discusses what she witnessed growing up in the integrated Woodbridge section of Detroit and what she saw during the 1967 unrest. Carole further comments on racial tensions, then and now, as well as the changes she sees in…

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In this interview, Daley discusses growing up in a hectic household on the west side of Detroit and being a teenager during the unrest. She, her sister, and her sister’s boyfriend went out during the unrest and were arrested for breaking curfew

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In this interview, Kurta discusses growing up on the west side of Detroit in the 1950s and 1960s and her intense personal experiences during the 1967 disturbance while working at Greenfield’s Restaurant on Woodward Avenue near downtown Detroit. She…

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Alison Mellon was a student at Wayne State University in July, 1967.

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Ceil Jensen was a teenager who worked the hot dog stands at Tiger Stadium in July 1967.
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