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In this interview, Dismukes discusses his childhood growing up in the Jeffries Projects and the many jobs he had. He talks about his memories of the week of July 23, 1967 and specifically his memories of what he witnessed at the Algiers Motel and the…

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In this interview, Wayne Davison discusses growing up in the Jeffries Projects, moving to Cleveland, and returning to Detroit in 1965. On July 23, 1967, he was attending a Motown revue at the Fox Theatre.

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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, 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, Grant discusses growing up in Detroit, Michigan and the causes of the 1967 disturbance and her personal experiences during that week in July. Grant also looks back at her career as a social worker and at her decision to attend Law…

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Judith Brown was a 23-year-old student at Wayne State in July 1967. She recalls her experiences living in the Jeffries Housing Project including interactions with the police and local businesses.
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