Suzanne Gregory

Title

Suzanne Gregory

Publisher

Detroit Historical Society

Date

04/28/2017

Rights

Detroit Historical Society, Detroit, MI

Format

Text

Language

en-US

Type

Written Story

Text

I was staying at a family camp in Holland, Michigan. We'd been sailing and sunning all week, not a care in the world. One afternoon we turned on the radio for some music and the first thing we heard was "Detroit has been secured!" It was totally surreal. We didn't know anyone had invaded Detroit. We were in danger? We weren't that far away.

This memory is saved with other surreal events that made up the 60's & early 70's, decade of change. The three civil rights workers that were killed in Mississippi. Martin Luther King's assassination. Robert Kennedy's assassination. The Paris student riots. Anti-war protests. The four students killed at Kent State. Woodstock.

It was such an turbulent, amazing time. I thought we'd righted the world's wrongs. That it was Peace and Love and Equality for all from here on out. Then we became the adult and invested in the status quo...

We are entering another of those turbulent times. May we right the world's wrongs again, and again, and again. As many times as it takes for it to stick.

Original Format

Email

Submitter's Name

Suzanne Gregory

Submission Date

04/20/2017

Collection

Citation

“Suzanne Gregory,” Detroit 1967 Online Archive, accessed May 29, 2017, http://detroit1967.detroithistorical.org/items/show/501.