Steve Moss

Title

Steve Moss

Description

Steve Moss was a 12 year old child returning from a family vacation in July of 1967.

Publisher

Detroit Historical Society

Date

07/12/2016

Rights

Detroit Historical Society, Detroit, MI

Format

Text

Language

en-US

Type

Written Story

Text

I was just 12 years old living in the suburbs with my family.
The day the riot started my family took a rare trip to a friend's lake cottage.
As we didn't get to the lake very often it was a special treat for me and my sisters.
When we returned home that evening my father turned on the tv and heard about the riots.
At 12 years old I really didn't understand what it was all about but certainly understood the destruction.
What I remember most about the riot is the following weekend as my family was traveling north on I-75 for our annual vacation in the upper peninsula, seeing national guard troops heading north back to camp Grayling. For me that brought the reality of what had been happening

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Submitter's Name

Steve Moss

Submission Date

07/07/2016

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Citation

“Steve Moss,” Detroit 1967 Online Archive, accessed November 20, 2019, http://detroit1967.detroithistorical.org/items/show/302.

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