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In this interview, Barbara Aswad discusses her life as a professor of Anthropology and the Middle East. She recounts a trip through the Middle East as a 19-year-old and how that changed the course of her life and how relations have changed on…

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In this interview, Brenda Peek discusses her impressions of Detroit, as well as both her own and her former husband Lonnie Peek’s work after the events of July 1967 including the People’s Tribunal and mock trial of the Algiers Motel Incident and her…

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In this interview, Stanislaw discusses growing up in Detroit and attending Wayne State University. In July 1967 he was a student and caretaker of an apartment building on Wayne State's campus where he lived with his wife and two small children.

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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, 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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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, 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 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, 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, 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, Korachis recalls his childhood memories of growing up in Greece and his initial impressions of the city of Detroit. He talks about his time in the Detroit Public School system and his memories of interactions with fellow students.…

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In this interview, Ross recollects her childhood growing up and moving around the Detroit area and broader areas of Michigan. She remembers early encounters with racist ideals that she did not like and talks about her deliberate choices to ensure her…

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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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In this interview, Judy Holmes discusses her work with the Archdiocese of Detroit and her impressions of Cardinal Dearden.

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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, Sankovic remembers driving into the city to teach and having to turn around and go home. She and the sisters of her convent offered shelter to sisters who were located closer to the center of the activity.

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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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