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In this interview, Pat Lutz describes her memories growing up in a segregated neighborhood and school in Detroit, Michigan. She discusses how her perceptions changed while in college at Wayne State University and later after the summer of 1967 as she…

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In this interview, Schiavi discusses growing up in a non-integrated Detroit neighborhood and his subsequent experience with the more integrated Wayne State University area. He discusses how the '67 unrest affected his college fraternity house (TKE)…

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In this interview, Gerald Charbenneau discusses life growing up in Oregon and his time serving in the Peace Corps in Columbia. He talks about the Cass Corridor community and gentrification and how the events of 1967 impacted the community and the…

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In this interview, Locke discusses working his work at the Detroit Police Department during 1967. He also describes the tension between government and the department, along with frustration between citizens and the Detroit Police Department. Locke…

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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 Dr. Karl Gregory discusses his time as an activist and educator in Detroit. Dr. Gregory covers the Northern High student walkout, the summer of 1967, the formation of New Detroit, and the Citywide Citizens Action Committee. He…

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In this interview, Anthony discusses moving from St. Louis to Detroit, Kenneth Cockrel Sr., and the Big Four. He also discusses the challenges of activism within the church and his role working with the NAACP.

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In this interview, DeYoung discusses her experiences of the 1967 disturbance and how it affected her life. Additionally, she speaks about her 35 year career at the Detroit Police Department and how the department, and the city, operated and changed…

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In this interview, Hamlin discusses growing up in Mississippi, his time at the University of Michigan and in the military, and his role as an organizer with the Inner City Voice and the League of Revolutionary Black Workers.

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In this interview, Peek discusses growing up in New Jersey, attending college in West Virginia, and his time in Detroit during and after the events of July 1967. Reverend Peek discusses his extensive activism in Detroit

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Freeman Flynn discusses growing up in Detroit, his opportunity to attend Wayne University, and his training and experiences during World War II as a scout plane pilot, which led to his love of flying as a civilian. Freeman describes being a teacher…

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In this interview Harriet chronicles her work with the League of Women Voters and various other charitable and volunteer organizations. She recounts her experiences living in the city over the fifty years. She also dissects the problems the city…

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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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Karen Zaleski was sixteen years old in July, 1967, awaiting news from her father, a lieutenant fireman in the Detroit Fire Department.

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In this interview, Rafal discusses working in the real estate business in Detroit in the 1950s and 1960s. She recalls that it was difficult to sell homes in white neighborhoods to African American families, which she believed was mainly due to…

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