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In this interview, Rabaut recalls her memories of the summer of 1967 when she worked with a program set up by the diocese to help residents of Detroit. She and her fellow volunteers would hold liturgies in their building and she remembers the…

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In this interview, Cooney discusses her memories of the events of July 1967 and the social unrest of that period. She also discusses her community work during that period.

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In this interview, Sister Stuhlreyer discusses her experiences during the events of 1967 as well as its lasting impact. She recollects looting, smoke, helicopters, tanks, and the soldiers that were stationed at Central High School where she was…

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In this interview, Sister McNeil discusses her memories childhood memories of Highland Park, the neighborhood, and her father’s store. McNeil describes her father’s store as a site of interracial harmony where black patrons protected the store…

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In this interview McCluskey discusses her memories of growing up on Detroit’s east side. McCluskey also discusses her community work with the IHM sisters immediately following the events of 1967.

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Quick remembers driving several Sisters from a summer home in Canada back to the East Side of Detroit on the Sunday the unrest broke out. At the border, she was greeted by a “chaos” and a strong police presence. As a student at Marygrove, she…

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In this interview, Rosalind Naebers discusses what she experienced during July 1967.

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In this interview, Margaret Sweeney recalled living and working in Detroit. She talked about the leadership of her parish wanting to include the African American community.

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In this interview, sister Sferrella explains her experience of the 1967 unrest in Detroit. She was shocked to see a tank rolling down ordinary streets in Detroit. She also explained the problem with Detroit police verbally abusing her African…

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In this interview, Sister Oswald explained her personal experience during 1967 unrest while she was stationed at Star of the Sea covenant in Grosse Pointe and her communications with other convents in Detroit.

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In this interview, Ms. McBeth discusses the events of July 1967.

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Markel discusses her experience of the unrest, which she refers to as a riot but concedes may also be categorized as an “uprising.” After being dropped off on the Marygrove campus in July 1967, her brother drove out of the city as quickly as…

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In this interview Sister Leddy explained her encounter with police officers, who were trying to stop the looting.

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

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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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