Debbie Remer

Title

Debbie Remer

Description

Debbie Remer describes being out of town and hearing about the disturbance in Detroit and the anticipation of coming home.

Publisher

Detroit Historical Society

Date

05/30/2016

Rights

Detroit Historical Society, Detroit, MI

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Language

en-US

Type

Written Story

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I had been waiting for some info from my brother, but have given up, so here goes about the Detroit disturbance of '67...

Our family was having its yearly trip to visit my grandparents on the North Fork of Long Island--about 75 miles east of New York City. Television and radio reception were never good, though WJR did come in fairly well at night, and basically if you wanted news of someplace other than New York CIty, you were out of luck. As a result, a visit there was usually accompanied by a lack of news. Things changed a bit when we arrived at church that Sunday morning, as we were greeted with numerous relatives of many kinds telling us what was happening in Detroit. How far did we live from there? What did we know of the situation? It did cause a great deal of worry, as we were leaving in the next day or so and would be returning home using I-75 to get back to Utica. With all of the reports and imaginings, it was with some fear as we approached Detroit--and than basically nothing--no visible smoke or fires from the expressway, nor sight of the National Guard either. It was the local newspapers, television, and radio stations that got us caught up when we arrived home.

Hope this works for you. It wasn't just news you didn't get, teams other than the Yankees didn't exist either!

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Submitter's Name

Debbie Rememr

Submission Date

05/30/2016

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Citation

“Debbie Remer,” Detroit 1967 Online Archive, accessed October 24, 2019, http://detroit1967.detroithistorical.org/items/show/259.

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