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In this interview, Feldman discusses growing up in the suburban community of Oak Park and his experiences on Detroit’s west side, where he worked as a shoe salesman, and where his father ran two cleaning stores. Feldman discusses segregation in the…

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Allen Adinoff was 16 years old and living in Southfield, Michigan in July 1967.

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Ana was a 13 year old who lived with her grandparents near the training grounds where the Detroit Fire Department was stationed.

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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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Barbara Baldinger had just finished her freshman year of high school and was a Red Cross volunteer at a Head Start program at St. Cecilia School near Grand River and Livernois in July 1967.

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Barbara Donley recalls seeing the tanks and National Guard enter the city from I-96 and opines on the lasting effects of July 1967 on Detroit.

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Beverly Spears recalls her childhood memories from July 1967.

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In this interview, Ausgood describes growing up in her neighborhood and her experiences during the unrest. She also discusses the effects of the unrest, how she perceives that week, and the Black Lives Matter movement.

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In this interview, Foster discusses how he felt visiting blues and jazz clubs in Detroit. He also describes an uncomfortable interaction when he was volunteering to pack lunches for police and troops.**NOTE: This interview contains explicit language…

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Carmen Abrego was a teenager in 1967. She remembers looking out her bedroom window and seeing tanks and smoke. She also discusses her memories of the year after, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s I Have a Dream speech, and her mother’s death.

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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, Cecile discusses growing up in a tight-knit, Polish community on the west side of Detroit and her recollections 1967 disturbance, including the ensuing white flight. She also discusses her work in the Polish community of metro…

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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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In this interview, Cullen discusses how she felt with cultural norms in her all girls, Catholic school, and also when her family moved to Grosse Isle. She could see a lot of the unrest from outside her window because her house was close to…

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Crystal Edwards remembers scenes from her neighborhood in July 1967.NOTE: Edwards' account was previously published inJuly 25, 2007 by the Michigan Chronicle - Volume 70, Number 45, called "Eyewitness Account of the 1967 Riot"and Then published…

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In this interview, Gross discusses growing up in a non-integrated neighborhood in Detroit and his experience encountering the National Guard when he and several friends tried to play baseball. He also shares his views on present-day Detroit.

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Deborah Chamulak remembers coming home from a music lesson in July 1967 when a group of African American men threw rocks at their car while stopped at a red light.

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In this interview, Ferella discusses going downtown, observing the mounted unit, and talking to police on the street during the disturbance. She talks about the reactions of her neighbors in Redford.
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