Angela Smith

Title

Angela Smith

Description

Angela Smith recalls being a child and witnessing looting and later National Guardsmen in Detroit in July of 1967.

Publisher

Detroit Historical Society

Date

03/13/2016

Rights

Detroit Historical Society

Format

Text

Language

en-US

Type

Written Story

Text

I was 5 years old. I remember lots of noise outside our apartment window. I looked outside. I saw lots of people running in and out the corner store. I saw people taking thing out the store like potatoes chips and bread etc. without a bag. I heard the police cars. I saw the police put lots of people in the big police wagon. Later on that day, it was quiet no one could go outside. I saw army trucks and army men. My parents told us to stay away from the window. I remember our lights were off and I felt afraid. We could not watch television. My father was the only one who would leave the apartment to go to work. He worked at the Fisher Building as a security guard his name was Earnest Smith. I loved my father and mother for taking care of us.

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Email

Submitter's Name

Angela Smith

Submission Date

03/13/2016

Search Terms

Looting, Michigan National Guard

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Citation

“Angela Smith,” Detroit 1967 Online Archive, accessed September 21, 2019, http://detroit1967.detroithistorical.org/items/show/253.

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