Marvin Howell

Title

Marvin Howell

Description

Marvin Howell was eight years old in 1967 and remembers living close to the center of activity.

Publisher

Detroit Historical Society

Date

03/17/2017

Rights

Detroit Historical Society, Detroit, MI

Format

Text

Language

en-US

Type

Written Story

Text

I was eight years old at the time, however, I remember this time very well as my family and I live right in the center of the riot. I grew up on Calvert between Woodrow Wilson and the John C. Lodge Freeway. Of course the riot area was around 12th street where the five and dime store Ray's and the another supermarket was being burned down and looted. Memories of people running down Calvert crossing the John C. Lodge bridge heading towards Byron and Hamilton with load of all different types of items. Another memory is when the National Guard parked right across the street is what use to be a little park on Calvert right next to the freeway with tanks and armed national guardsmen. They even have units with tanks located at my school which was Durfee Middle school/Central High on Tuxedo and LaSalle. Often times during this period we as a family of eight would sit on the front porch and watch the fires burn building down.

Original Format

Email

Submitter's Name

Marvin Howell

Submission Date

03/13/2017

Collection

Citation

“Marvin Howell,” Detroit 1967 Online Archive, accessed March 27, 2017, http://detroit1967.detroithistorical.org/items/show/490.