Ann Liska

Title

Ann Liska

Publisher

Detroit Historical Society

Date

07/21/2017

Rights

Detroit Historical Society, Detroit, MI

Format

Text

Language

en-US

Type

Written Story

Text

I was in my sophomore year at Southfield High School. My immediate family never lived in the City of Detroit, but both sets of grandparents and many other relatives did. Mom and Dad took us to the city to visit the grandparents, go to the DIA and the Detroit Public Library main branch. I remember staying at the Book Cadillac and going to see The Music Man in about 1964.

In high school I studied violin with a woman who played in the DSO. She was on the faculty at Wayne State and she suggested that I could continue lessons with her if I attended WSU. I wanted to go to school out of state but I realized that it would save my parents a lot of money if I followed my teacher's advice. After 1967 though, there was no more talk about Wayne State. I got my wish of attending college away from home.

I had a boyfriend in 1967 who fancied himself a journalist and somehow got a press pass and a first-hand view of what was happening only a few miles away. I cringe now thinking of this, because my boyfriend seemed to view the riots as something contrived for the entertainment of bored white suburban kids. But I had no more of a clue than he did.

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Submitter's Name

Ann Liska

Submission Date

07/16/2017

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Citation

“Ann Liska,” Detroit 1967 Online Archive, accessed December 15, 2017, http://detroit1967.detroithistorical.org/items/show/595.