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Leslie McKeever's father was a fireman in Detroit from 1946 to 1976. McKeever remembers him working during the week of July 23, 1967 and the family's eventual move to the suburbs despite the requirement for firemen to live within the city limits.

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In this interview, Petlewski remembers her initial reactions of moving to the city of Detroit as a young child and her happy life in her neighborhood. In the summer of 1967, she was a student at the University of Detroit and worked full time in the…

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In this interview, Linda Leonard remembers attending a concert and seeing looters. By the time the concert was over, there were fires and tanks and armed soldiers warning them to leave the area. She and her husband decided to remain in their…

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In this interview, Mantyla discusses growing up in Detroit, the racial situation of 1967 and his feelings about Detroit today. Also, he speaks of his time as a reporter, focusing on the fatal shootings at the Algiers Motel in Detroit.

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Jim Aho's grandmother kept a diary and recorded her thoughts on the 1943 race riots and the events of the week of July 23, 1967.

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In this interview, Jay Butler discusses moving to Detroit from the south in the late sixties and the impression that southerners had of Motown. He explains how he heard about the unrest, what he saw, and how it affected his time working at the radio…

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Ronald Navickas was an employee of an armored truck company in 1967. He discusses his childhood in Highland Park and his memories of the week of July 23, 1967. He talks about why he moved and his impressions of the city when he returned and how he…

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Patricia Clark remembers how the unrest of 1967 affected life Benton Harbor.

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In this interview, Music discusses growing up in a black community in Highland Park and the differences she perceived growing up between southern-born African Americans and northern-born African Americans. She recounts her personal family history,…

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Mary Jo David shares her memory of the start of the unrest as a 9 year old enjoying a summer day reading at the Edison Branch Library on Joy Road in July 1967.
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